2017 Howard E. Winter 

2017 Inductee

2017 Inductee - Howard E. WinterBorn in 1907, Howard E. Winter was a dedicated public servant who began his 28-year career in municipal politics in 1944 when he was elected as an Alderman for Ward 5. Howard also served seven years as Mayor of the City of Brantford from 1950-1953, 1956 and again from 1971-1972.

A passionate community advocate, Howard was also a member of several committees including the Playground Commission, the Recreation Commission, the Industrial Commission, Children's Aid Society, and the John Noble Home.

Over the course of his long political career, Howard also served as the Chairman of the Welfare Committee and Housing Commission. Several of the initiatives Howard championed remain key priorities for the City including affordable housing and efforts to make the community age friendly and accessible. In 1971, along with Ontario Minister James W. Snow, Mayor Howard Winter officially commemorated the Henderson Home, the business office of Canada's first telephone company.

Howard Winter was an avid community enthusiast and proud citizen of Brantford until his death in 1997.