A community member who has been volunteering in North Grenville for more than 20 years is in the running for this year’s Leeds-Grenville Warden’s Award.
Dermid O’Farrell, the founder of O’Farrell Financial in Kemptville, is one of this year’s four nominees, alongside residents of Athens, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, and Rideau Lakes.
Also called the Bill Thake Memorial Award for Economic Development Leadership, the Warden’s Award is presented annually to commemorate a resident’s work to bolster their local economy.
In addition to his business, O’Farrell has a history of volunteering in the area, working with organizations like the Kemptville District Hospital Foundation, the Kemptville Youth Centre, and most recently helping to run the International Plowing Match and Rural Expo.
The award will be presented at this year’s Leeds-Grenville Economic Development Summit, which is happening on November 18th at the North Grenville Municipal Centre.
Last year’s award went to North Grenville resident Cathy Sheppard and Rideau Lakes resident Ken Watson.
You can read more about this year’s Economic Development Summit here.