Mayor Jim Watson, with Kitchissippi Ward Councillor Katherine Hobbs and Cumberland Ward Councillor Stephen Blais, today presented the Mayor’s City Builder Award to David Truemner for his outstanding volunteerism and community service.

Over the years, Mr. Truemner has given his time and energy and made significant contributions to the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, the Billings Estate National Historic Site, the Antique Automobile Club of Ottawa and Scouts Canada.

He has been a mainstay at the Cumberland Museum, enhancing the educational benefit of Watson’s Garage and the profile of the Watson family, and has also participated in the procurement and preservation of historical artifacts and antique vehicles to support the depiction of the 1920s-1930s era.

Mr. Truemner was a founding and board member the Antique Automobile Club of Ottawa and was key in acquiring funds to purchase a 1934 Ford for the museum and has enlisted the help of fellow antique car owners for exhibitions at both museums.

He was a leader for more than 10 years with Scouts Canada, contributing to weekly meetings and weekend camps. Even after retiring from the troop, he continues with volunteer activities. His passion, commitment engagement, reliability and willingness to do what needs to be done provides a role model to inspire children and adults.