Jeffrey O'Leary receives the City of Mississauga Ward 9 Community Volunteer Award

Community Volunteer Award

Earlier this month I was honoured to receive the City of Mississauga’s Ward 9 Volunteer Award. Presented by Ward 9 City Councillor Pat Saito, this award recognizes residents of Meadowvale and Central Erin Mills, who have volunteered for a minimum of 5 years in their local community.

For close to 10 years I have been actively involved in the local community, as an original member and Chair of the Lake Wabukyane Stewardship Committee and as a member of the Rotary Club of Mississauga-Meadowvale. City wide I have volunteered for a number of events including participating in a citizens committee on storm water management, and serving as a Director on the Mississauga Real Estate Board.

Jeffrey O'Leary posing at the Lake Waubkayne Stewardship Event with Mayor Hazel Mccallion

Lake Wabukayne with Mayor Hazel McCallion

I believe that Mississauga is at a cross roads in terms of development. Gone are the days of endless streets of large suburban homes, and now we are looking at urban intensification as our city matures. As a resident, getting involved in your local community is the best way to give back and to help shape the future of our community.

For those of you thinking of volunteering, I highly encourage you to do so. There’s a high sense of satisfaction from helping others and I believe that in the long run, you always get more back than you give!

Jeffrey O'Leary poses with a cheque for $10,000 donated to the Eden Food Bank

Proud to Raise over $10,000 for the Eden Food bank.

Do you have an idea for a project that will help the local community in north-west Mississauga? The Rotary Club of Meadowvale is always looking for new ideas and groups to partner with to make our a community a better place. If so I encourage you to contact me, I’d love to hear your idea and see if we can help.

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