City of Windsor CIO night’s big winner

The evening’s other big winner was City of Windsor CIO Harry Turnbull, recipient of the 2018 MISA Ontario Lifetime Membership Award.

According to past president Swenor, Turnbull (above) won the award not only for supporting MISA Ontario for the past 26 years (18 of them as Windsor’s CIO), but for serving on the organization’s board of directors; for spending various years as vice president, president, and past president; for hosting the organization’s annual conference twice; and for proving instrumental in the creation of MISA Canada’s online InfoBase service and the organization’s international counterpart, the Linked Organization of Local Authority ICT Societies (LOLA).

“[Turnbull has] been a dedicated volunteer and a true ambassador of the organization,” Swenor said. “[He] is very deserving of a lifetime achievement award.”

Asked to share his own reaction, Turnbull called the award “fantastic” and emphasized that working in municipal government and collaborating with MISA was “a passion of mine”.

“There couldn’t be a better community than the MISA community,” he told ITBusiness.ca. “I love everything about this group, so it’s wonderful to win this award.”

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