Hazel McCallion – “Hurricane Hazel” has bean an amazing mayor to Mississauga for 32 consecutive years! It is her last term this year but her accomplishments will always be remembered. ..
Mayor McCallion has played a leading role for women in politics. She is the first woman to hold such significant positions as President of the Streetsville and District Chamber of Commerce; President of the Anglican Young Peoples’ Association of Canada; Mayor of Streetsville and Mayor of Mississauga. She was chosen one of the “American Women of the Year” in Who’s Who of American Women (which refers to North American women). Mayor McCallion also holds Germany’s highest individual honour, the Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany, for her role in bringing German companies to Canada. In addition, Her Worship has been awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship by Rotary International in 1985 and 1992, awarded the Lions International President’s Award, awarded the Helen Keller Fellowship from the Mississauga Lions Clubs and named a Melvin Jones Fellow for dedicated humanitarian services by Lions Clubs International..
“The city’s position of being debt-free can be attributed to our dedication to responsible and forward-looking fiscal management. This concept is central to our strategic plan and our management processes. But in a word, we run the city like a business, and adhere to a pay-as-you-go approach. We plan for expenditures, and save for the unexpected. What is incredible about Mississauga’s growth is the fact that it is coupled closely with a superior quality of life for residents, with great services at a reasonable cost,” she explained.