After 41 years of dedicated service to the City of Sarnia, Rob Harwood, Director of Parks and Recreation is retiring on July 16, 2020.

Rob is a home grown success story, having worked his way up through a multitude of progressive roles over the years in the Parks and Recreation Department.

Rob has always worked extraordinarily well with City staff, local sports groups, environmental interest groups, and the community as a whole, with a true sense for the best interests of the City.

Rob played a key role with the Emergency Management team for over 30 years as a member of the Primary Control Group who are activated to deal with local emergencies, the operation of Emergency Evacuation Reception Centres, and was integral to our responses to many community emergencies.

Over the years, Rob has driven the continued development of Parks and Recreation through the negotiation of agreements with local service clubs and community groups in the pursuit of community excellence. He also consistently promoted the City in becoming an active and fit community.

Rob has worked on many local municipal events over the years and has dedicated countless hours towards successful events, including Sarnia-Lambton Tall Ships, which Rob worked closely in coordinating with Sarnia Police, Sarnia Fire, Transport Canada, Tourism Sarnia-Lambton, and many community volunteers.

Rob has been a strong leader on the Senior Management Team. He will be missed by many and we wish to extend our warmest congratulations on an exemplary career.