On June 5, the Town of Caledon presented the Senior of the Year award to Ken Graydon.
“Ken is someone I greatly admire,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “He is always a calm voice of reason and I can’t think of anyone more deserving.”
“Ken has passionately advocated on a number of issues that impact the health and well-being of Caledon seniors,” added Councillor Rob Mezzapelli, who nominated Graydon for the award. “He is an active and enthusiastic member of the Seniors’ Task Force and is always looking for ways to help seniors age well in their own communities.”
In addition, Graydon is a board member and volunteer at Caledon Meals on Wheels. He was the president (now retired) of two national not-for-profit trade associations in the Canadian auto industry. He was also a senior executive with two national agricultural trade associations and has extensive experience in government relations.
Graydon is also a former CBC broadcaster/editor and George Brown College governor. He has been a board member of the Toronto Amadeus Choir, Caledon Hospice, chair of Bolton Presbyterian Church and Canadian Society of Association Executives.
He is the founding director of Automotive Business School of Canada (Georgian College) and has been a Caledon resident for 48 years. He is also a pianist, organist and choir director who is involved in local and other concerts.
Photo, from the left: Councillors Gord McClure, Nick deBoer, Johanna Downey and Jennifer Innis, Mayor Allan Thompson, Ken Graydon, Councillors Doug Beffort, Rob Mezzapelli, Barb Shaughnessy and Annette Groves.