A Glimpse in the life of Sandra Lawn

Sandra S. Lawn, Biography

Sandra and Robert Lawn, 2007 Sandra Lawn at Beverley Lake, 2014 Sandra and Robert, Cancer suvivors participating in Relay for Life, 2015 Communities in Bloom, Volunteer, 2015 Sandra at the Flea Market - Leo Boivin Arena, 2015 Governor General's Reception for Vanier Institute of the Family, 2015 Reception for Vanier Institute of the Family, Governor General's Greenhouse, 2015 The Lawn Family, 2015 Closing night at St. Lawrence Shakespeare Festival, 2015

Sandra has been recognized for her many achievements throughout the years, a brief list can be viewed at this link... Achievements

  • Spencerville and District Optimist Club
  • Board of Directors of Connect Youth (founding member)
  • Director, Sherwood Park Manor Foundation, Past-Chair
  • Long time judge at Rideau St. Lawrence Science Fair
  • 2003-2013: Director of St. Lawrence Shakespeare Theatrical Company
  • 2012: Director on Board of Management of Downtown Prescott Business Improvement Area
  • Editorial Board member for Synergy and Recovery Connections - mental health initiatives associated with Queen’s University and others
  • 2010: Founding director of Ontario East Wood Centre & Eco-Industrial Park
  • 2004-2010 Director of Nature Conservancy of Canada, Ontario Board
  • 2003 and on: Project Leader at Ontario East Wood Centre & Eco-Industrial Park
  • 2007: Co-chair of Ontario Senior Games - Winterfest 2007
  • 2006: Chair of Friends of the Prescott Public Library - Project Rejuvenation Campaign – raised $535,000
  • 2000-2005: Canadian member of the Public Interest Advisory Group for the International Joint Commission study of the St. Lawrence-Lake Ontario water levels
  • 2002-2003: Chair of Southeastern Ontario Task Force on Mental Health Reform
  • 1996-2008: Elected member of Queen’s University Council
  • 1996-2000: Community Advisory Committee, Centre for the Study of Training, Investment and Economic Restructuring at Carleton University
  • 1997 & 1993: Progressive Conservative Candidate for Member of Parliament for Leeds-Grenville
  • 1995 and on: St. Lawrence College Brockville Campus Community Council
  • 1995: Member of the South Grenville Economic Development Committee
  • 1991-2000: Brockville & Area YMCA-YWCA Board of Directors retiring as president
  • 1992-1995: Founding Director of the Eastern Ontario Model Forest; now Honourary Member
  • 1998: Chair of Leeds and Grenville Disaster Relief Committee; Member of Eastern Ontario Disaster Relief Committee (re: Ice Storm 1998)
  • 1990-1993 & 1994-1995: Professor of Municipal Administration at St. Lawrence College
  • 1986-1992: Vanier Institute of the Family - Prime Ministerial appointee; Chair of the Investment Committee and member of the Executive Committee
  • 1985-1988: Governor of St. Lawrence College
  • 1977-1991: Mayor of the Town of Prescott for 15 years: Initiated, developed, and oversaw the implementation of St. Lawrence River waterfront project now known as the Sandra S. Lawn Harbour
  • 1974-1977: Member of Town Council as councillor for three years prior to becoming mayor, Chair of Planning and Development Committee
  • Teacher (part-time) at St. Lawrence College in the Business Departments (Hotel, Restaurant, Management)

  • 2017 - Canadian Musum of Nature - 4th Annual Nature Inspiration Award ...view
  • 2015 – Honourary member of Vanier Institute of the Family
  • 2009 – Honourary Graduate of St. Lawrence College ...view
  • 2002 – Recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Medal 1998 – Recipient of the Ross Silversides Forest Award “in recognition of outstanding contributions to the vision of sustainable forestry in Eastern Ontario”
  • 1995 – Inaugural Honouree in the Queen's University Legacy of Achievement Project ...view
  • 1992 – Ontario Confederation Medal
  • 1983 – Citizen of the Year for Prescott and District Chamber of Commerce

  • Born in Sudbury, grew up in mining communities across Canada
  • Resident of Prescott since 1966
  • Married to Robert Lawn, retired principal of Brockville Collegiate Institute and South Grenville District High School
  • Mother of three daughters who are employed in the federal public service, education and law
  • Grandmother of 8
  • Enjoys tennis, swimming, photography and gardening
  • Restoring and repurposing two significant heritage buildings within the historic downtown Prescott