Rick Taylor

Rick Taylor is a lifelong resident and fifth generation of the Taylor family to reside in Grand Valley. He lives on Amaranth Street with his wife Kathy.

He was a Public Works employee for the Town of Grand Valley from 1980 to 1994 and was the Manager/Operator of the Grand Valley Drinking Water System from 1994 to 2005. From 2005 until June of this year he was employed by Davison Bus Lines. He is currently employed by Attridge Bus Lines.

During his 12 years on council (8 years as a councillor and 4 years as deputy mayor) he served as council representative on the Grand Valley Library Board, the Upper Grand Trailway, the Grand Valley & District Community Centre Board, the Cemetery Board, and the Grand Valley & District Fire Board.

He has been actively involved in local community organizations and activities, and in the past 35 years has served on the Grand Valley Minor Hockey executive, coached minor hockey teams, was a member of the Santa Clause Parade committee, volunteered at Terry Fox Runs, assisted with the planning of the annual Grand Valley Remembrance Day service, served on the executive and is a current member of the Grand Valley Garden Club, and is the Chair and active member of the Grand Valley Historical Society for the past 14 years.

Rick is interested in the history of the community and is considered to be Grand Valley’s historian. Together with the members of the Historical Society, he works to promote the preservation of our local historical and cultural heritage. He has given historic presentations to classes at the Grand Valley Public School, a volunteer appreciation event at the Museum of Dufferin, and at speaker nights hosted by the Historical Society.

His continued active involvement with the community provides him with the opportunity to become aware of the concerns, wants and needs of the residents of the municipality.

Phone: (519) 928-3332