Councillor John Sanderson was born and raised in the City of Brampton. He has been part of the business community for over 40 years, first working with his father at Lloyd Sanderson Waste Removal and then later starting his own business, JWS Waste Systems Inc. until he ran for council in 2006 and was elected as Regional Councillor for wards 3 and 4 in the City of Brampton.
In 2000 he was named “Mr. Brampton” by the Brampton Guardian and in 2001 John served as President of the Brampton Board of Trade. In 2003 the Brampton Board of Trade named John 2003 Business Person of the year citing that his community spirit and volunteer work were both contributing factors in the reasons Sanderson was chosen for that award.
In addition to serving on BBOT, John also served as President of the Ontario Waste Management association from 1995 to 1997.
John has been recognized for his contributions to our community over many years.
John was nationally recognized in 2002 as the Canadian Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year for Eastern Canada. In 2005, John received the Brampton Guardian’s Citizen of the Year Award. He was also the recipient of the prestigious Queen’s Jubilee Medal. As a long term Rotarian, he received the Club’s highest award, the Paul Harris Fellowship Award.
John serves the City of Brampton and the Region of Peel. He is Past President of the Brampton Safe City Committee and Vice Chair of the City of Brampton’s Community Services and the Works and Transportation Committee. At the Region of Peel he is Chair of the Waste Management Committee and Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental relations Advisory Committee. He also is a member of the Peel Housing Corporation, Peel Police Services Board Nomination Ad Hoc Committee, Peel Goods Movement Task Force and the Peel Heritage Complex Advisory Board.
John also is a member of the Brampton Clean City Committee, Flower City Parade Committee, Emergency Management Program Committee, Seniors Citizens Council, Brampton Sports Alliance, Brampton Sports Hall of Fame Board of Governors, and the Audit Committee. He is also an Executive Board Member of the Brampton Downtown Development Committee and a Board Member of the Brampton Safe City Committee and St. Leonard’s Place.
John is an avid volunteer and sponsor for many events during the year such as the Lucas Day (a Cancer fundraiser inspired by his Grandson Lucas), Chair of the Salvation Army Toss-A-Toonie Campaign, the Chinguacousy Lion Club Wingfest, the Rotary Club of Brampton’s Rib’N Roll, the Great Pumpkin Party, the Pancake Breakfast supporting Disaster Relief and the Brampton HACE (Heritage, Arts, Culture and Entertainment) Economic Summit Committee.
John is married to his wife Gloria and has two children and five grandchildren.