City manager gets lifetime achievement award

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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Although he’s only a few months into his time as Prince Albert’s city manager, Jim Toye boasts a long and accomplished career in local government management.


Prince Albert city manager Jim Toye is seen in his office. 

In recognition of this career, Toye has received an Honourary Membership for Life from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) at a ceremony in Niagara Falls, Ont.

“Jim has extensive experience as an administrator in Saskatchewan cities,” Mayor Greg Dionne summarized in a release.

“This experience and his demonstrated leadership abilities were part of the reason we selected him for Prince Albert. I am pleased to see that CAMA has recognized these qualities in him as well. I would like to say congratulations to Mr. Toye and express our appreciation that he has chosen to be here in Prince Albert.”

Toye has more than 28 years of experience in municipal government management, with more than 25 years of service as chief administrative officer.

“CAMA is pleased to celebrate the career of Jim Toye with our honorary life member award,” CAMA president Jean Savard said in a release.

“His leadership role in various municipalities throughout Saskatchewan and his involvement with both provincial and national municipal associations is to be commended.”

Toye attended the College of Commerce at the University of Saskatchewan and received his Local Government Administration Certificate form the University of Regina.

He also has a Certificate in Economic Development from the University of Waterloo.

Toye was the recipient of the 2006 Saskatchewan Centennial Volunteer Medal and the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, both in recognition for his service to the field of local government management.

“I am very honoured and humbled to be recognized with this prestigious award,” Toye said in a release.  “I have been very fortunate to work with great employees and supportive mayors and councils during my career. 

“The profession of local government administration is dear to my heart and I feel very fortunate to have led provincial and national associations in this field.”

Organizations: College of Commerce, Prince Albert, Honourary Membership for Life Canadian Association University of Saskatchewan Local Government Administration Certificate University of Regina Economic Development University of Waterloo

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, Niagara Falls

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