Brad Whitcombe is the recipient of a posthumous honour roll award, the highest award given out by the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA).
The long-serving politician from Puslinch Township died suddenly in November 2014, leaving a long record of environmental service to the Grand River watershed.
Whitcombe grew up on a farm on Gore Road. He was a hog farmer in his 30s when he entered local politics. He became a township councillor in 1989 because he was concerned about agricultural challenges facing farmers. He remained active in politics and served as mayor of Puslinch for 15 years, until 2010.
He also served as Wellington County warden for three terms (2000, 2005 and 2006)…