Former broadcaster and radio personality Doug Cooper has been chosen as Tillsonburg’s citizen of the year.
Cooper is a longtime volunteer with Special Olympics Tillsonburg, where he’s coached baseball, basketball and golf. He’s also the president of the board for Community Living Tillsonburg and advises the local People First advocacy group.
“Doug has been a tireless volunteer with Special Olympics and Community Living, as well as a number of other organizations,” Tillsonburg Mayor Stephen Molnar said in a release. “There’s no doubt in my mind that Tillsonburg has become a more inclusive, accessible community because of his ongoing efforts.”
Cooper has been involved with a number of minor hockey teams as a coach, trainer and general manager. He has also provided leadership in the Scouting movement and was a key organizer of the OPP Torch Run.
Cooper has also had an impact provincially, serving as vice-president, and later director-at-large, for Community Living Ontario. He has contributed to several committees, including chairing the conference committee.