Sandy Shaw, social justice advocate, appointed to port authority board

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By Samantha Craggs

The city’s new representative on the Hamilton Port Authority board pledges to balance everyone’s interests, from the community to the economy, when she takes on the new role that puts her in the centre of the debate over the port’s gasification plant proposal.

The city appointed Sandy Shaw, a social justice advocate and corporate strategist, on Wednesday night to serve as a director on the port authority. The authority oversees operation of Hamilton Harbour and its industrial lands around the waterfront.

Shaw will vote on the Port Fuels and Materials Services lease, which will likely be the city’s only say in the possible energy-from-waste plant on Pier 15. She’ll also handle Randle Reef and the potential purchase of U.S. Steel lands during her four-year term.

“I’m hoping to bring a balance to this discussion,” she said of the Port Fuels issue.

“I know with my background in governance and corporate social responsibility, you really do need to balance all interests to come up with a good decision.”

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Article and image source: CBC Hamilton

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