The Rockwood Homeowners’ Association is pleased to congratulate Councillor Maja Prentice on her twenty-five years of exemplary service in municipal politics. We in Rockwood and all of Mississauga have benefited greatly from Maja Prentice’s tireless efforts to improve this great city we live in.
Maja Prentice was first elected to City Council in 1985 and since then she has brought to fruition a remarkable number of positive initiatives that have improved our community. The Councillor: has chaired the Mississauga Committee on Obscenity , was elected President of Peel Living from 1989 to 1996, sat on the Board of Directors of the Living Arts Centre and the Mississauga International Children’s Festival, and protected our environmental interests as a member of the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority (TRCA) and Greater Toronto Airport Authority (GTAA) Noise Management Committee . Furthermore, Councillor Prentice also served on the Greater Toronto Services Board (GTSB) as an alternate for the Mayor and was her representative on the Board. Councillor Prentice has always been a staunch supporter of the Rockwood Homeowners’ Association, often making time to attend our meetings and always promptly responding to RHA concerns. Residents of Rockwood will be interested to know of several accomplishments that brought immediate improvement to the Rockwood neighbourhood.
Over the years, Councillor Prentice has
1. Collaborated with the RHA to establish the Etobicoke Creek Trail system from Burnhamthorpe Rd. to Eglinton, including erection of 4 pedestrian bridges crossing the Etobicoke Creek.
2. In harmony with RHA & Parks Dept., established the Lorrie Mitoff Bike trail through Rockwood Community commencing in Garnetwood Park and winding through to Audubon Park.
3. Teamed with the City of Mississauga & RHA to fight and win the battle to keep the McLennan lands as a Prestige Industrial Park vs the proposal by a Developer for a high-density residential slum development.
4. Chaired the Public Committee to restrict unbridled development of the existing Apartment at Dixie/Rathburn.
5. Pursued, with the RHA, the various bank stabilization projects along the west bank of the Etobicoke Creek to prevent erosion of residential properties both single family and town house units.
6. Worked effectively with the RHA and Parks Department to initiate the connection of a safe walking path from the terminal end of Rathburn Rd. to the Etobicoke Creek.
7. Co-operated in the organization of numerous tree planting programs and Green workshops within the Community in harmony with RHA , City Parks and the Toronto Regional Conservation Authority.
These improvements to our neighbourhood are certainly testimony to Councillor Maja Prentice’s effective leadership in Municipal government. For all of us in the RHA, it has been our honor to work collaboratively with Councillor Prentice for more than a decade. Her goodwill, integrity, dedication and class are the hallmarks of her exemplary character.
For your 25 year legacy of good works which all of us enjoy today, we thank you. You are truly appreciated. Congratulations on your retirement! We would also like to wish you a Happy 50th Wedding Anniversary and the best of times ahead spent with your family.