Mary Ellen Scanlon : Lifetime Achievement Award – 2014

A Lifetime Achievement Award is being awarded to Mary Ellen Scanlon for over thirty years of personal and professional efforts to enhance sustainability and the environment as a planner, project manager and community volunteer. Her professional work has included Hamilton’s sustainability planning including Vision 2020, natural heritage policies, active transportation and the Red Hill Valley watershed action plan.

She spent the last eleven years of her working career as the Great Lakes Advisor to the Ministry of the Environment working on projects successfully implementing the Hamilton Harbour Remedial Action Plan. Her volunteer work has included key roles with the Federation of Ontario Naturalists (now Ontario Nature), the Ontario Roundtable on Environment and Economy, the Carolinian Canada Coalition, and the Hamilton Community Foundation. Now retired, Mary Ellen is on the board of the Mustard Seed Food Co-operative.