Freeman of the City honour for Professor Sir David Greenaway

The City Council is proposing to install Professor Sir David Greenaway as an Honorary Freeman of the City in recognition of the huge contribution he has made to Nottingham.

The decision will be formally taken at a special meeting of the Council in November, and will see Sir David become the 39th Honorary Freeman of the City, joining Rev William Booth, Brian Clough and Sir Paul Smith for the special title bestowed on those who have given ‘eminent service’ to Nottingham.

City Council Leader, Councillor Jon Collins, said: “Sir David’s contribution and commitment to Nottingham makes him a worthy recipient of the Freeman of the City title. As well as playing a key role in forging connections between Nottingham and other parts of the world, he has helped to steer Nottingham through turbulent economic waters and shaped some significant developments in the city.

“He has also been unstinting in his belief that improving life chances for Nottingham’s children, young people and families can best be achieved through ensuring access to the highest quality education. He has taken an active role in charitable work, raising significant funds for stroke and cancer charities.”

Sir David commented: “This is a deeply meaningful honour, and I am both thrilled and humbled to be recognised in this way. The vitality of our City and its future development is very close to my heart and I will continue to support the many initiatives in place to help make it an ever more supportive and attractive place to be, and to ensure the world knows what a great city we have, and what great people we have”.

The University congratulates Sir David on this exceptional honour.

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