The City of Greater Sudbury’s Tony Cecutti, general manager of growth and infrastructure, received the Municipal Engineers Association (MEA) Award at the professional organization’s annual general meeting in Thunder Bay, Nov. 22.
This award recognizes an engineer who has contributed significantly to the profession in the technical, educational or community service field.
Recipients are commemorated for outstanding service to their community, their enhancement of the image of municipal engineering, and their record of long-term service in the profession.
Cecutti, who joined the municipality in 2012, has previously worked as a consulting engineer, water and environmental group lead.
He is regarded as a trailblazer for the design and construction of numerous water and wastewater treatment projects in Sudbury, Espanola and elsewhere in Ontario.
Cecutti is considered a strong promoter and supporter of the engineering profession, in running and chairing the local Professional Engineer of Ontario’s chapter and organizing its numerous events, charitable endeavors and awareness campaigns.
“I would like to congratulate Tony on receiving such recognition from his peers, and in receiving this award,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger.
“The Municipal Engineers Association is an organization that certainly recognizes all that is being accomplished in the City of Greater Sudbury.”
Greater Sudbury CAO Ed Archer also extended congratulations to Cecutti on the “well-deserved award.”
“He plays a key leadership role in our organization and regularly demonstrates his willingness to provide advice to city council that has residents', and the community's, long-term interests in mind. He is a passionate leader and innovator, and a great colleague. It's fantastic to see the MEA recognize the value of his contributions to the municipal sector with this award.”