May 2, 2022 – Charlottetown, PEI
The Federation of PEI Municipalities (FPEIM) is pleased to announce that the recipient of the 2022 Bruce H Yeo Memorial Award is Mr. Geoff Baker, the Chief Administrative Officer of the Town of Kensington. The award was presented by FPEIM President Bruce MacDougall, during the Federation’s 65th annual general meeting, on April 25th at the North Shore Community Centre. The award was established in memory of FPEIM’s first president to recognize outstanding contributions to municipal government in Prince Edward Island.
Mr. Baker has been serving the Town of Kensington as CAO since 2007. His leadership and advice to the Town Council played a major role in the Town’s population growth, as well as in the municipal boundary expansion that brought 106 properties into the Town. He is also responsible for managing the design, development and construction of a new business park in the Town of Kensington, which is currently under construction. His clear and professional advice has helped guide the Town Council’s work to ensure it efficiently governed and transparent to the public.
On receiving the award, he said, “I am honoured to receive this award that I get to share with a great team of people. I have been very fortunate throughout my career in Kensington to work with many progressive Mayors and Town Councillors and a highly competent team of people that has allowed our municipality to strategically grow and develop.”
Mr. Baker is a true community and municipal leader who has contributed immensely to the cause of local governments in Prince Edward Island. He has not only played a vital role in enacting the new Municipal Government Act, but also has been pivotal in the municipal revenue-sharing negotiations with the Government of PEI. Geoff has supported smaller municipalities by providing guidance and sound advice on local governance and administration. His professionalism and commitment to municipalities exemplify outstanding leadership in local government.
FPEIM is thrilled to have Mr. Geoff Baker join the list of proud recipients of the Bruce H Yeo Memorial Award.