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Councillor Larry Hebert
At Large

415 Vickers Street S.
Thunder Bay, ON P7E 1J7

Res:     (807) 622-7938
Bus:     (807) 624-1482
Cell:     (807) 624-8551
Fax:     (807) 624-1485
Email:  lhebert@thunderbay.ca

Larry Hebert, Councillor At Large, has put many years of leadership experience and community involvement to work in Thunder Bay.

He has a strong background in organizational leadership and management. For over 20 years, he served as the General Manager of Thunder Bay Hydro before retiring in 2004 after 29 years with the organization. He is currently President of Genotran Consulting which specializes in Energy and Human Resources issues. Examples of his work in this sector include writing the Northern Ontario Municipal Association's Draft Energy Policy Paper. In 2004, he was elected to Tbaytel's inaugural Board of Directors on which he served until his election to Council.

Outside of the business environment, Councillor Hebert is very involved in Thunder Bay's sports and service communities. He is President of the Thunder Bay International Baseball Association and served on the Thunder Bay Sports Bid Advisory Committee for four years, after serving a period as Chair. As baseball is definitely a passion, he has been a Little League coach and umpire for 31 years and has been proudly involved with Lakehead University Sports and Alumni for 42 years. He was also the Chair of the World Junior Baseball Tournament 2010 and President since 2003 of the Thunder Bay International Baseball Association, the host organization.

Away from the baseball diamond, Councillor Hebert is also very involved in many community activities, charities and events such as the Salvation Army and Pee Wee Hockey. He is an active member of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, a 28-year Shriner and a 30-plus year member of the Masons.

Councillor Hebert is married and has two children and three grandchildren.

Current boards & committees:

  • Thunder Bay District Municipal League
  • Northwestern Ontario Municipal Association
  • Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame
  • Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
  • Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society
  • Heritage Advisory Committee
  • Thunder Bay Public Library Board
  • City of Thunder Bay Appeals Committee - Community, Youth & Cultural Funding
  • Fort William Downtown BIA
  • Victoriaville Management Board
  • Thunder Bay Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force
  • Canadian Lakehead Exhibition

Past Boards & Committees:

  • Thunder Bay District Social Services Administration Board
  • Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame
  • Past member of Ad Hoc No.1 - Non-Union Compensation
  • Thunder Bay Public Library Board
  • Thunder Bay Historical Museum Society
  • Thunder Bay District Housing Authority Board
  • Thunder Bay Community Auditorium Board
  • Thunder Bay and Regional Protective and Emergency Services Training Corporation
  • Past member of Tbaytel Board of Directors
  • President, Thunder Bay International Baseball Association
  • Thunder Bay Sports Bid Advisory Committee
  • Event Hosting Advisory Committee Thunder Bay
  • Honorary Chair, George Jeffrey Children's Centre Fundraising Campaign

Awards:  

  • 2010 Alumni Award from Lakehead University
  • 2006 Lakehead University Northern Light 40 best in first 40 years
  • 2006 Hay Award for contribution to electrical utility industry and community in Ontario
  • 2006 George Rowe Memorial Award for contribution to youth sports
  • 2002 Lakehead University Fellow
  • 2002 Life Membership Award to the Human Resources Professionals of Ontario
  • 1991 Inducted into the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame
  • 1974 Jaycee Outstanding Young Citizen of the Year
  • 1966 Manager/Coach of the Canadian Senior Little League Champions