About

Photo credit: JAW Photography

Grant Peters is a dedicated father, business owner, engineer, and volunteer. Grant has been involved in the community ever since he and his family decided to put down roots in Orangeville 8 years ago. Not long after, he encouraged his mother to move here as well, knowing it is a great community for seniors.

Grant was recently nominated for a Friends of the Credit Conservation Award for Outstanding Volunteer. This nomination came as a result of significant community involvement, including OSAT (see below) and CVC initiatives.

Grant stays active through local recreational activities (baseball, curling, flag football, frisbee – not all at once!), and you can also catch Grant hiking, skiing, or riding his bicycle around town – look for the bright yellow helmet. Grant has also been known to play a board game or two…

Relevant Skills:

Engineering experience, including technical problem solving & attention to detail

Collaborative demeanour

Familiarity with municipal government

 

Municipal Volunteering:

Member of OSAT (Orangeville Sustainability Action Team):

  • Head of Policy Subcommittee – worked with Town staff to secure a $46,000 grant for Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan (SNAP)
  • Head of Waste Subcommittee – worked with local restaurants and event organizers to reduce and/or divert waste from landfill
  • Member of Active Transportation Subcommittee – implemented three bike routes (Rotary Way, South Broadway Passage, and Westside Way) and worked with Town staff to secure a $180,000 grant for planning and implementing long-term cycling improvements
  • Creator of the Power Meter Lending Program at the Orangeville Public Library
  • Co-founder of the Annual Public Bike Ride in Orangeville
  • Regularly attends local tree planting events
  • Volunteers at the OSAT market booth

Official Plan (OP) Steering Committee

Attended County of Dufferin Long Term Waste Management Workshop

Member of Cycling and Trails Master Plan Focus Group

Orangeville Library programs (HomeBound, Tween Club)

 

Community Volunteering:

Lord Dufferin Centre

Credit Valley Conservation

Orangeville Minor Baseball

Orangeville Go Go Grannies

Host of Koros Games trivia events

 

Professional:

Small business owner in Orangeville (Fluent Group, 2012 Environmental Sustainability Awardee)

Licensed Professional Engineer

Member of multiple Canada Green Building Council committees

Recognized leader in the green building industry

Graduated UWaterloo Engineering, 2007