The City of Charlottetown’s former Deputy Mayor Stu MacFadyen was recognized with an award for leadership excellence at the annual Canadian Urban Transit Association Conference recently.
Stu MacFadyen was among two other retiring municipal leaders honoured at the award ceremony in November. He was recognized in the category of excellence. The CUTA Individual Leadership Award for Excellence is to recognize a single major contribution made by an individual which has resulted in the betterment of a public transit initiative on behalf of their organization.
In 2004, as Charlottetown’s Deputy Mayor, he was tasked with bringing public transit to Charlottetown. He looked at transit models across the country, and successfully shepherded the city into a contracted operation with a passionate service provider. Starting up local transit was not the only role he played; in 2010, MacFadyen led negotiations that resulted in an agreement with neighbouring municipalities so that the entire PEI capital region could have an integrated transit system.
Bill Fisch, Chairman and CEO of the Regional Municipality of York, and Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion were the other retiring municipal leaders recognized by CUTA this year.
Stu MacFadyen retired from the Deputy Mayor post in November 2014.
Former Charlottetown Deputy Mayor Stu MacFadyen, left, was among two other retiring municipal leaders honoured with an award for leadership excellence at the annual Canadian Urban Transit Association Conference recently. He was presented with the award by Jean-Marc Landry, Vice President of Business Development for Grande West Transportation International, Ltd. (a sponsor of the CUTA awards program).
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