This week at City Council, I was thrilled to join Mayor Jim Watson and Rideau-Goulbourn Ward Councillor Scott Moffatt to present the Mayor’s City Builder Award to recently-retired Stittsville News photographer, John Brummell.
John has been an outstanding resident of the Stittsville community for over 30 years. His journalistic integrity, unwavering initiative and joyful spirit as a reporter and photographer with the Stittsville News has heightened interest in local news stories and made them more meaningful to residents. His presence in the community with his trusty camera has become legendary, and his reporting and photographs have played a role in building community spirit and pride.
The Mayor’s City Builder Award is a civic honour created to recognize an individual, group or organization that has, through outstanding volunteerism or exemplary action, demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to making our city a better place today and for the future. This may include lifelong service, outstanding acts of kindness, inspiring charitable work, community building or other exemplary achievements.
The award is presented at the beginning of each City Council meeting and I was privileged to share this honour with such a deserving Stittsville resident as Mr. Brummell. Congratulations, John.