Hamilton politicians honour former alderman Bill McCulloch

News Jun 11, 2015 by Kevin Werner Stoney Creek News

Hamilton councillors honoured one of the city’s longest servicing politicians during a ceremony at their June 10 meeting.

Mayor Fred Eisenberger named former Ward 2 alderman Bill McCulloch as a lifetime honorary chair of the Hamilton Veterans advisory sub-committee, which he helped create during his service to the city.

Eisenberger, who served with McCulloch when he was first elected in 1991 as the Ward 5 councillor, thanked him for “all the work you did” for the ward and city.

 Politicians praised McCulloch’s work while on Hamilton council, pointing out his great interest in heritage issues, such as chairing the city’s Hamilton-Scourge Project, co-founder of the Sir John A Macdonald Society of Hamilton, and among other heritage committees, served on the Hamilton Historical Board.

Prior to the council meeting councillors shook McCulloch’s hand and had a few words with him.

Mountain councillor Tom Jackson, who also served with McCulloch when he was first elected in 1989, said the veteran alderman was a “household name” across the city.

“I looked up to people like Bill McCulloch,” said Jackson.

As a 10-year-old, Ward 4 councillor Sam Merulla would sit in front of the television, munching on popcorn and watch council meetings to see what McCulloch would do.

As the chief of staff to former mayor Bob Morrow, Mountain councillor Terry Whitehead saw how hard McCulloch worked for the community.

"He served his community with dignity," he said.

McCulloch, who was accompanied to the council chambers with his daughter, was the Ward 2 alderman from 1964 to 1997. Prior to his political career, McCulloch served with the Royal Canadian Navy during the Korean War, while on the light cruiser Quebec. He also worked at naval headquarters in Ottawa and at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

McCulloch retired from the navy as a Lieutenant Commander.

While alderman, he was chair of the Board of Commissions of Police, and he helped to create and was a long-time member of the Hamilton Veteran’s sub-committee, one of the first municipality-created entities operating in the country, said councillors.

Hamilton politicians honour former alderman Bill McCulloch

Hamilton councillors honoured one of the city’s longest servicing politicians during a ceremony at their June 10 meeting.

News Jun 11, 2015 by Kevin Werner Stoney Creek News

Hamilton councillors honoured one of the city’s longest servicing politicians during a ceremony at their June 10 meeting.

Mayor Fred Eisenberger named former Ward 2 alderman Bill McCulloch as a lifetime honorary chair of the Hamilton Veterans advisory sub-committee, which he helped create during his service to the city.

Eisenberger, who served with McCulloch when he was first elected in 1991 as the Ward 5 councillor, thanked him for “all the work you did” for the ward and city.

 Politicians praised McCulloch’s work while on Hamilton council, pointing out his great interest in heritage issues, such as chairing the city’s Hamilton-Scourge Project, co-founder of the Sir John A Macdonald Society of Hamilton, and among other heritage committees, served on the Hamilton Historical Board.

Prior to the council meeting councillors shook McCulloch’s hand and had a few words with him.

Mountain councillor Tom Jackson, who also served with McCulloch when he was first elected in 1989, said the veteran alderman was a “household name” across the city.

“I looked up to people like Bill McCulloch,” said Jackson.

As a 10-year-old, Ward 4 councillor Sam Merulla would sit in front of the television, munching on popcorn and watch council meetings to see what McCulloch would do.

As the chief of staff to former mayor Bob Morrow, Mountain councillor Terry Whitehead saw how hard McCulloch worked for the community.

"He served his community with dignity," he said.

McCulloch, who was accompanied to the council chambers with his daughter, was the Ward 2 alderman from 1964 to 1997. Prior to his political career, McCulloch served with the Royal Canadian Navy during the Korean War, while on the light cruiser Quebec. He also worked at naval headquarters in Ottawa and at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

McCulloch retired from the navy as a Lieutenant Commander.

While alderman, he was chair of the Board of Commissions of Police, and he helped to create and was a long-time member of the Hamilton Veteran’s sub-committee, one of the first municipality-created entities operating in the country, said councillors.

Hamilton politicians honour former alderman Bill McCulloch

Hamilton councillors honoured one of the city’s longest servicing politicians during a ceremony at their June 10 meeting.

News Jun 11, 2015 by Kevin Werner Stoney Creek News

Hamilton councillors honoured one of the city’s longest servicing politicians during a ceremony at their June 10 meeting.

Mayor Fred Eisenberger named former Ward 2 alderman Bill McCulloch as a lifetime honorary chair of the Hamilton Veterans advisory sub-committee, which he helped create during his service to the city.

Eisenberger, who served with McCulloch when he was first elected in 1991 as the Ward 5 councillor, thanked him for “all the work you did” for the ward and city.

 Politicians praised McCulloch’s work while on Hamilton council, pointing out his great interest in heritage issues, such as chairing the city’s Hamilton-Scourge Project, co-founder of the Sir John A Macdonald Society of Hamilton, and among other heritage committees, served on the Hamilton Historical Board.

Prior to the council meeting councillors shook McCulloch’s hand and had a few words with him.

Mountain councillor Tom Jackson, who also served with McCulloch when he was first elected in 1989, said the veteran alderman was a “household name” across the city.

“I looked up to people like Bill McCulloch,” said Jackson.

As a 10-year-old, Ward 4 councillor Sam Merulla would sit in front of the television, munching on popcorn and watch council meetings to see what McCulloch would do.

As the chief of staff to former mayor Bob Morrow, Mountain councillor Terry Whitehead saw how hard McCulloch worked for the community.

"He served his community with dignity," he said.

McCulloch, who was accompanied to the council chambers with his daughter, was the Ward 2 alderman from 1964 to 1997. Prior to his political career, McCulloch served with the Royal Canadian Navy during the Korean War, while on the light cruiser Quebec. He also worked at naval headquarters in Ottawa and at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, D.C.

McCulloch retired from the navy as a Lieutenant Commander.

While alderman, he was chair of the Board of Commissions of Police, and he helped to create and was a long-time member of the Hamilton Veteran’s sub-committee, one of the first municipality-created entities operating in the country, said councillors.