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Professor and President picked as people who'll shape Hamilton in 2009

Hamilton Magazine has named Mohawk Music Professor Darcy Hepner and President Rob MacIsaac among the people who'll shape city life in 2009 and beyond.

Darcy and Astrid Hepner were recognized for their leadership in founding the Hamilton Music Collective, a non-profit group of local musicians dedicated to making music a more common and vital part of daily life. "They've also brought jazz back into the mainstream, delivering high-calibre talent as part of a weekly big band series at the Corktown Pub and orchestrated a major collaboration between local musicial icons, celebrated New York jazz photographer Jimmy Katz and the Art Gallery of Hamilton. And for an encore? Stay tuned."

Rob MacIsaac was recognized as a sustainability advocate and community builder. "His connections and credibility, appetite for innovative strategies and institutional reform will be major strengths at a time when funding pressures are high."