Mayor Jim Watson, with Kitchissippi Ward Councillor Katherine Hobbs, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to Chris Henderson for his community service and outstanding contributions to environmental sustainability.

Mr. Henderson is recognized for his inspirational leadership on a number of significant initiatives including his work as the Co-convenor of the celebrated 3i Summit on Environmental Sustainability, as Convenor of the Ottawa Strategic Circle Dinner, and Lead Organizer of 1000 Solar Rooftops.

Chris Henderson is President of Lumos Energy and Founder of the Delphi Group, a Canadian strategic consultancy and solution provider specializing in the areas of climate change and corporate sustainability. He is also recognized as a City Builder for organizing a number of successful fundraisers including a luncheon to combat homelessness in Ottawa and a cocktail evening for a school in Kenya. He also finds time to volunteer in youth sports coaching, an activity that involves his two sons.

Chris brings his many talents to a broad range of volunteer activities and contributes on many boards including the Community Foundation of Ottawa and Ottawa Sustainability Fund. His passion centres on environmental sustainability and many social issues and his accomplishments include increases in tree planting and renewable energy in Ottawa. Chris is most recognized for his range of skills and experiences and his incredible ability to inspire, mobilize and effectively deploy an incredible amount of volunteerism from others.