At the recent 2013 Annual Meeting of the Council of Ontario Construction Association, Gary was recognized by COCA’s President, Ian Cunningham, for his positive volunteer contributions to COCA. Gary has represented the Canadian Farm Builders Association for many years at COCA and participated in many events and lobbying efforts supporting the construction industry in Ontario.
COCA is the “Voice of Construction in Ontario” and represents not only its members, but all of construction’s interests at Queen’s Park. COCA is a very active participant in the legislative process on behalf of the industry. COCA members volunteer their time and experience at committee meetings, agency boards, direct Member of Parliament contacts, and industry promotions such as the very successful “Construction Day” at Queen’s Park each year.
The President’s Award was a complete surprise to Gary when it was announced. “It is always nice to be appreciated and recognized“, said Gary ”and very humbling when I see the truly significant contributions made by so many others at COCA ”. Gary is a charter member of the CFBA and is the CFBA past president. Gary is also the 2nd Vice President at COCA.