Don Granger- Community Planning 1971
1997 Technology Recipient
It is with great pride that Mohawk College honours Don Granger as the 1997 recipient for Technology.
Mr. Granger is a 1971 graduate of the Mohawk College Community Planning Program.(now Municipal Planning and Development). He has continued his education, and has continually strived to gain new knowledge in his field of Municipal Planning. He is a committed individual who has served his community in many ways, including acting as Deputy Mayor of his town of Flamborough from 1988 to 1991, serving as Mayor from 1991-1994, and serving as Regional Councillor from 1988-1994, all while simultaneously working as a Professor and Program Coordinator for Mohawk College.
Don has been a very active member in the community acting as a volunteer and committee member on several organizations. Don was the Vice-Chair of the Regional Economic and Development Committee, was a Member of the Regional Finance Committee, and was Chair of the Regional Chairman's Task Force on Affordable Housing. He also Co-chaired the Constituent Assembly on the Municipal Government System in Hamilton Wentworth.
Don is a Board Member and Past President of the Royal Botanical Gardens, and is past Chair of the Burlington Local Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee.
He is a past member of the Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Court of Revision, and the City of Hamilton Waterfront Committee. Don is a Charter Member and Past President of the Flamborough Chamber of Commerce, and is a member and Past Chair of the Local Advisory Council for Canadian Job Strategies.
Don is also active in many professional organizations. He is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, and Ontario Professional Planners Institute; he is a Life Member and Past President of the Canadian Association of Certified Planning Technicians and is a Charter Member of the American Planning Association.
In recognition of his outstanding contributions to his field and his community, Mr. Granger has recently been honored by the Government of Ontario with an appointment to the Ontario Municipal Board . Mr. Granger will leave his position as Professor and Coordinator of the Mohawk College Municipal Planning and Development Program to join the Board in November.
Mr. Granger has demonstrated that college graduates can make substantial contributions to their business, social and economic communities. Mohawk College is proud to count him among our Alumni, and are confident that he is a worthy recipient of the 1997 Alumni of Distinction Award for Technology.