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PEO Council 2017-2018

Gary Houghton, P.Eng., FEC
Western Region Councillor
ghoughton@peo.on.ca 

Gary Houghton graduated from Western University with a bachelor of engineering science. He has been a professional engineer since 1979. Houghton has spent over 30 years in consulting, working primarily on environmental projects in water and wastewater. He had the opportunity to plan and design several significant water treatment, transmission and distribution projects in southwestern Ontario. He is currently manager of engineering for Norfolk County, overseeing planning and capital projects in water, wastewater, roads, bridges and stormwater. He has been a member of the PEO Enforcement Committee since 2000, and given the designation fellow of Engineers Canada. He assisted in the founding of the London Chapter of Consulting Engineers Ontario. He has been a member of the Ontario Water Works Association (a section of AWWA) board for several years, serving as president in 2015-2016. He is an NFPA and Ontario Fire Marshal certified firefighter with additional NFPA certification in water rescue, and is an active firefighter with Central Elgin Fire Rescue. Pastimes include restoring, driving and riding old cars and motorcycles.