Law professor Michael Lynk and Visual Arts professor Patrick Mahon topped the list of honorees when London Mayor Matt Brown released the annual Mayor of London Honours List on Jan. 1.
Mahon was honored for his work in the arts; Lynk for his work in humanitarianism. Also on the mayor’s list were Alfredo Caxaj, diversity and race relations; Martha Powell, housing; Damian Warner, sports; Roger Khouri, person with disabilities; Bob Porter, environment; Hilary Bates Neary, heritage; and Corina Morrison, safety and crime prevention.
Started in 1976, the mayor’s list first recognized community involvement and philanthropic work in arts, and was expanded to more categories in 1989. The nominations are handled by the city’s advisory committees and the recipients will be honoured at the first council meeting of the New Year on Jan. 13.