Projects

Examples

 Recent Consulting Clients

 

  • Cypress County: preparation of Irvine Area Structure Plan

  • Private Sector Developer: assistance with successful subdivision appeal to Municipal Government Board; subsequent management of subdivision endorsement process

  • Town of Canmore: project management for a Land Use Bylaw update

  • Village of Ferintosh: preparation of a Strategic Plan, an Economic Development Options and Strategies report, and a Land Use Planning Suggestions report involving comprehensive community engagement (workshops and surveys)

Innovative Projects

  • Led the team effort that developed and implemented a more sustainable and money-saving municipal solid waste management system with a unique composting component

  • Served as municipal project manager for a $13 million hamlet water system that won provincial and national engineering awards

  • Key member of the intergovernmental committee that created conditions to develop the Rocky Mountain Legacy Trail between Banff and Canmore

  • Developed with council and a landowner the first adopted Transfer of Development Credits program in Alberta, including the MDP, ASP and LUB components

  • Municipal representative on G-8 Conference recognition team that identified the location for, and organized construction of, the wildlife underpass at Dead Man’s Flats

  • Served on Bow Corridor Ecosystem Advisory Group team that developed ground-breaking guidelines for wildlife habitat and corridor identification and protection

  • Supervised the effort that resulted in the first portion of the Trans-Canada Trail system in Alberta to be constructed and designated

  • Prepared detailed economic overview and forecast for the Yellowhead Planning Region

  • Undertook state-of-the-art socioeconomic analyses and cost benefit studies for several large oil and gas related projects

Community Planning

  • Prepared statutory planning documents including municipal development plans, area structure plans and area redevelopment plans

  • Updated land use bylaws and crafted numerous unique amendments

  • Prepared off-site levy bylaws to recover infrastructure costs from developers

  • Taught planning to students in various university planning and MBA courses, to visiting professional planners from Zimbabwe and China, and at several conferences

  • Expert witness in annexation hearings and Municipal Government Board hearings, and participant in Energy Resources Conservation Board hearing

Strategic Planning

  • Lead initiative to develop the strategic plan for a mid-sized town using inclusive methodology, resulting in vision statement, values identification, goals, strategic initiatives and multi-faceted implementation process

  • Participated as a leader in several strategic planning initiatives for rural municipality

  • Conducted project-based strategic planning processes for land development and other projects

Project Management

  • Tendered construction contracts, selected contractors, monitored workmanship, tracked budgets and undertook acceptance inspections for water, sewage, road and recreational trail construction projects

  • Developed and managed municipally owned land (industrial park and residential lots)

 

Public Participation/Liaison

  • Experienced with numerous public participation methodologies including workshops, round-table discussions, open houses, formal public hearings, surveys and newsletters

  • Assigned as liaison to provincial and federal governments on numerous land use, transportation, fire and other joint initiatives

  • Selected to represent municipality in several inter-jurisdictional initiatives (e.g., Bow Corridor Ecosystem Advisory Group and Calgary Regional Partnership)

Emergency Management

  • Designated and trained as Emergency Public Information Officer

  • Director of Emergency Management

  • ICS 100 and ICS 200 training

Historic Resources and Culture

  • Lead municipality’s heritage resources survey, inventory and management plan projects

  • Initiated and helped collect oral history for a community