CAMBRIDGE, ONT. — Martha George, president and CEO of the Grand Valley Construction Association (GVCA), is stepping down at the end of October.
“It has been my honour to serve the members of the GVCA and industry stakeholders for the last 16 years. The most important person in the association is the member. I have always tried to put members’ interests first and advocated on their behalf,” said George in a statement. “Change for the GVCA will be good and new leadership will bring change. I am excited to open a new chapter in my life and look forward to the journey.”
Under George’s leadership, the GVCA has received numerous awards including the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) Gold Seal Award, the CCA Association Award of the Year, and the CCA Safety Award, indicates a release.
Martha has also received awards from the CCA and the Council of Ontario Construction Associations. She also received the Queens Jubilee medal for her commitment to the construction industry, was nominated for the Conestoga College Alumni Award of Distinction and was the recipient of the 2022 Michael R. Follett Community Leader of the Year Award by the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce. She also volunteers with the University of Waterloo, Conestoga College, St. John Kilmarnock School, Grand River Hospital and more.
The GVCA’s Board of Directors is hosting a retirement party for Martha on Nov. 10 at Tapestry Hall in Cambridge. Her successor is expected to be announced soon.