Mayor Jim Watson today announced the 15 residents who will be inducted into the Order of Ottawa during a formal ceremony at City Hall on November 21.

This prestigious civic award was established in 2012 by the Mayor and Members of City Council. This year’s recipients of the Order of Ottawa were chosen by a Selection Committee comprised of the Mayor, City Clerk and Solicitor, Chief of Police, Chief of Protocol, City Archivist, and the Chief Executive Officer of Library Services.

“The Order of Ottawa is recognition of some remarkable residents who are being honoured for their commendable services to our city,” said Mayor Watson. “I am pleased to recognize the contributions of these amazing people who have made a difference in the lives of others in our community through a variety of professional and civic-oriented endeavours.”

The Order of Ottawa recognizes exceptional residents who have made a significant contribution in a professional capacity in many areas of city life, including arts and culture, business, community service, education, public service, labour, communications and media, science, sports and entertainment or other fields of endeavour that benefit the residents of Ottawa.

This year, Rob Ashe was inducted to the Order of Ottawa for his passion for people and incredible involvement in different organizations and boards.

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