Sandra S. Lawn, BiographySandra Lawn


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

Community
  • 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)

Honours
  • 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

Personal
  • 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 ... read more