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Statement by Mayor Fred Eisenberger on the passing of Anne Jones

HAMILTON, ON - September 20, 2019 - It is with sadness that we share the passing of former Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Chair, Anne Jones.

Jones began her 22 year political career by representing Ward 1 on Hamilton council. She went on to serve on Hamilton’s Board of Control. On July 31, 1973, Jones was appointed as the first ever Chair of the Hamilton-Wentworth Region. She led the Region over a 12 year term which ended when she stepped down in 1985.

Shortly after leaving the Region’s top job she became the Chairman of the Ontario Film Board and made profound changes to the Board’s policies and classification system. She retired after a three-year term and went on to head a major funding campaign for Hamilton’s YWCA.

“Anne Jones was a trailblazer and community builder. She was loved and respected by everyone who knew her. My sincere condolences to Anne’s family, friends and loved ones on her passing. She will be missed by many.” - Mayor Fred Eisenberger

The Mayor has ordered the flag at City Hall to be lowered to half-staff.