A Tribute to Cecil E. Vincent
CAMA Honourary Life Member and Past President
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of CAMA Honourary Life Member and Past President, Cecil E. Vincent on Thursday, June 2, 2022.
Cecil was recognized with an Honourary Membership for Life Award from CAMA in 2013. He had over 40 years experience working in municipal and provincial government, including 30 years of experience as a Chief Administrative Officer. He also worked in a consulting capacity and was respected by his peers and fellow citizens, and was often called upon in his “retirement” to offer advice and assistance to others in Ontario’s Niagara Region.
His career took him from Newfoundland to Ontario. He served as the Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Cornwall, ON from 2000- 2006; the City of Port Colborne, ON from 1994- 2000; the Town Of Labrador City, NL from 1981- 1994; and the Town Of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL from 1977-1981.
Prior to his municipal career, Cecil worked from 1968-1977 as a Regional Taxation Centre Manager, a Senior Auditor and an Auditor for the Province of Newfoundland & Labrador. He studied Engineering for two years at Memorial University in Newfoundland and then took all the required courses to qualify for final examinations under the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Cecil was a member of CAMA since 1977. He spent nine years as a board member serving as President from 1995-96. He was a retired Member of the Ontario Association of Municipal Administrators and an Honorary Life Member and Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Municipal Administrators.
He also served as Chairman, Vice Chairman and member of the Labrador Venture Capital Corporation (1986-1991), as well as Chairman and Member of the Labrador West Economic Development Corporation (1984-1989).
Over the years, Cecil received recognition from CAMA, the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Municipal Administrators, and ICMA (International City/County Management Association). He was also presented with the Ontario Municipal Administrator Award, and in 2013, was the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Most recently Cecil was part of a group of our Honourary Life Members who helped CAMA document the history of our Association over the past 50 years.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Cecil's family, friends, and colleagues at this time.