Ontario, Canada, 10 April 2007: The Municipality of Chatham-Kent and its partners, Chatham-Kent Hydro Inc. and the Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission, accepted the Award of Excellence at ESRI Canada’s Southwestern Ontario Regional User Conference held in London on April 2nd and 3rd.
Alex Miller, President of ESRI Canada presented the Award in recognition of Chatham-Kent’s leadership in enabling their complete enterprise with a single, seamless, and fully leveraged GIS platform.
“The Award of Excellence is going to an organization that has demonstrated strategic spatial thinking from the start,” said Mr. Miller. “By staying true to their vision, they were able to incorporate their hydro, wastewater, and municipal networks to create a seamless, single platform architecture to truly improve workflow efficiencies.”
“We are honoured to be in receipt of ESRI Canada’s Award of Excellence,” said Helen McLaren, Director, Information Technology Services, The Municipality of Chatham-Kent. “We stayed true to our vision and now we have unified our information systems and streamlined our business processes.”
The Municipality of Chatham-Kent is a single-tier municipal government located in Southwestern Ontario. It has a population of 110,000 and a geographic extent of 2500 square kilometres. Chatham-Kent and its affiliate companies, Chatham-Kent Hydro Inc. and the Chatham-Kent Public Utilities Commission, supply and distribute electricity, water, and wastewater services to over 40,000 customer accounts.