2008 Art Stanbridge
Art Stanbridge served on Brantford City Council for 12 years, 1971 to 1982. He offered his leadership qualities by serving on numerous committees, boards and commissions. These included the Brant Area Local Government Committee, Brant/Brantford Inter-Municipal Committee, Brantford Development Commission, Brantford General Hospital of Governors, Brantford Mundialization Committee, Brant Social Service Committee, Children’s Aid Society and Family Service Bureau, Civic Centre Commission, Committee of the Whole, Downtown Steering Committee, Executive Committee, Grant Committee and Personnel Advisory Committee, Industrial Waste Committee, Licensing Committee, Lodging House Review Board and Special Sales Board of Review, Number One Committee, Number Two Committee, Pedestrian Mall Downtown Study Committee, Safety Committee, Real Estate Committee, Special Committee to Interview Volunteers for Service on Various Boards, Committees and Commissions, Swimming Pool Developers Committee and Sub-Committee – Honourarium of Council, and The Twinning Committee for Brantford-Osijek. In 1975, Art Stanbridge attended a conference on the Hickey Report as representative of the Member of Associate of Municipal Tax Collectors. Art also substituted for Alderman H. Jones in 1972 and again in 1982 for Alderman C. Ward. Throughout his career on Council, Art had a great focus on the downtown area. In recognition of Art’s contribution to revitalizing the downtown, the walkway over the street known as Mill Street from the west end of Market Centre Parkade to Colborne Street was dedicated and plaqued as the Art Stanbridge Walkway.
Art Stanbridge was first elected in 1971, representing Ward Two. He was the youngest of all the aldermen elected to this Council. Art worked as a District Manager of the Cooperators Insurance.
Induction Ceremony was held on August 30, 2010.