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Ken Holmes, Chair, Rural Transportation Sub-committee

Ken HolmesKen lives near Fitzroy Harbour in West Carleton ward. He retired in 1992 after a 30-year career in the Canadian Forces as a senior Military Engineering officer who served in command and staff appointments in Operations, Training, and Equipment and Construction Project Management.
Ken graduated as a Chemical Engineer from the University of New Brunswick and completed post-graduate work with the US Army and the Royal Military College of Science. He commanded Canada’s combat engineering regiment in Germany and served with NATO’s Central Army Group Headquarters in Heidelberg. Ken was a member of the Directing Staff of the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College and commanded the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering.
Since retirement, Ken has pursued his interest in Canadian military history and has published several books on military engineering history and heritage. He also assists aspiring authors with their research and writing. He is the Past President of the Canadian Military Engineers Association and has been on their national executive for 30 years.
Ken has been involved in municipal affairs for more than two decades. He focuses on Rural Affairs, Seniors, Transportation, and Communication. Ken has worked to improve a wide variety of the City of Ottawa’s activities – particularly through the Community Budget Advisory Team and the Rural Summits. He is a member of the Seniors Round Table, Council on Aging, Ottawa Seniors Transportation Committee, Making Voices Count/Citizens Engagement Table, West Carleton Advisory Committee, the Rural Transportation Solutions project, and the city’s Master Plans Ambassadors Working Group.