Mayor Ed Holder is pleased to announce the annual Mayor’s New Year’s Honour List, celebrating members of the London community in various categories of achievement to recognize the diversity of philanthropic work taking place in our city.
The 2022 honourees are:
- Hayley Gardiner – Accessibility
- Patricia Hoffer – Arts
- Mario Circelli – Distinguished Londoner
- Mike Evans – Distinguished Londoner
- Mandi Fields – Distinguished Londoner
- Joyce E. Larsh – Distinguished Londoner
- Mary Anne Hodge – Environment
- Dorothy Palmer – Heritage
- Robert Sexsmith – Housing
- Kait Symonds – Safety and Crime Prevention
- Maggie Mac Neil – Sports
“At a time in which we could all do with a little inspiration, along with examples of resilience, dedication, and perseverance, one need look no further than the Londoners recognized as part of this list,” said Mayor Holder. “Each of them have bettered our community, while serving as brilliant role models during a very trying year. They remind all Londoners of what can be achieved when we dedicate ourselves to the pursuit of excellence with equal parts dignity, and grace. It is my sincere honour to celebrate these individuals by virtue of this recognition.”
The Mayor of London’s annual Honour List began in 1976 with recognition of contributions to the Arts. Since 1989, the additional categories of Diversity & Race Relations; The Environment; Heritage; Housing; Humanitarianism; Persons with Disabilities; Safety & Crime Prevention; Accessibility; Age Friendly and Sports have been added. Recipients are named by City Council, on the recommendation of Advisory Committees or community organizations, through the City’s Standing Committees.
In 2019, City Council added a ‘Distinguished Londoner’ category, meant to recognize no more than four individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to community collaboration, or acts of good will by giving back to our City.