“The Best Candidate for Regional Councillor : We have known councillor Godwin Chan since he was first elected 15 years ago.
Godwin has always shown respect and appreciation for what makes Richmond Hill characteristically special. His role in saving and protecting the David Dunlap Observatory (DDO) and surrounding lands was immense. During the closure of the DDO in 2007 and the sale of the property in 2008, Godwin's supportive public efforts to preserve this valuable property through the CRB and OMB hearings were pivotal. His collaborative and forward-thinking support allowed for the DDO to be designated as a National Heritage landmark.
On a larger scale, Godwin has been promoting the Yonge subway line extension into Richmond Hill for the past 10 years. His consistent efforts have helped this project move faster.
Godwin is excellent at gathering the community and stoking community spirit, as exemplified by his annual Summerfest celebration every June and New Year celebration every October. Godwin is an active participant in these events, where everyone can get to know him and our valuable community members.
Godwin actively listens to his community, takes requests very diligently and makes them happen. He has always been helping the community develop and grow in various ways. Most recently, Godwin helped place new traffic lights and pedestrian crossways on Bantry Avenue and Red Maple Road where the pedestrian crossing was becoming dangerous. He never overlooks a request for help, no matter how small it may seem to us.”
-Dr. Tuba Koktay, DDO Defenders, Outreach Coordinator