Mayor Jim Watson and Beacon Hill-Cyrville Ward Councillor Tim Tierney presented a Mayor’s City Builder Award to Randy Born at today’s City Council meeting, recognizing his continued leadership and dedication to his community.
Randy has long been an active volunteer in the Beacon Hill community. He volunteers in the areas of social and community services, health care, mental health issues as they affect families, continuing education, and providing supports to allow seniors to live more independently and in their own homes.
He also has devoted countless hours to the youth of his community as a T-ball coach, a Cub and Scout leader, and a teacher of religious education at his church.
Since 2005, he has been a trained facilitator through the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Family2Family Ontario, offering support and information to families that are affected by a family member who has a mental illness.
When he retired in 2009, he expanded his volunteer work at the Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre (EORC). He helps organize Meals on Wheels and delivers all sorts of services and supports to local seniors in their homes. He runs a weekly seniors program at the EORC that serves as an antidote to loneliness and isolation.
Randy is always looking for new ways to make a positive impact in his community for people of all ages.
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. Individuals, groups or organizations may be nominated by members of City Council or the public. The award is presented at the beginning of each City Council meeting.