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Invite Mayor Ryan and Members of Council to an Event

Mayor Ryan and Members of Council welcome invitations to community and business special events, ceremonies, photo opportunities and celebrations.

Please submit your invitation a minimum of 4 weeks prior to the event.

How to Address Dignitaries

Mayor

The Mayor should be formally introduced as 'Mayor Dave Ryan'.

In conversation, the Mayor should be addressed as 'Mayor Ryan', not by his/her first name.

Correspondence to the Mayor should be addressed as 'His Worship Mayor Ryan'.

Members of Council

Regional Councillors should be formally introduced as 'Regional Councillor Ward [Ward number, full name]'.

City Councillors should be formally introduced as 'City Councillor Ward [Ward number, full name]'.

In conversation, Members of Council should be addressed as 'Councillor [last name]', not by their first names.

Correspondence to a Member of Council should be addressed as 'Regional/City Councillor [full name]'.

MPs and MPPs

MPs and MPPs should be formally introduced as 'Mr./Mrs. [full name], MP/MPP', and the area they represent.

In conversation, MPs and MPPs should be addressed as 'Mr./Mrs. [last name]'.

Correspondence to MPs and MPPs should be addressed as 'Mr./Mrs. [full name], MP/MPP', and the area they represent.

MPs and MPPs who are or have been a Minister should be formally introduced as 'The Honourable [full name], MP/MPP', and the area they represent.

In conversation, MPs and MPPs who are or have been a Minister should be addressed as 'The Honourable [full name]'.

Correspondence to MPs and MPPs who are or have been a Minister should be addressed as 'The Honourable [full name], MP/MPP', and the area they represent.

Ministers

Ministers should be formally introduced as 'The Honourable [full name], Minister of [area]'.

In conversation, a Minister is referred to as 'Minister [last name]'.

Correspondence to Ministers should be addressed as 'The Honourable [full name], Minister of [area]'.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Mayor.