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Mary-Lou Tanner, RPP


Chief Planner, City of Burlington

Mary Lou Tanner is the Chief Planner for the City of Burlington, Canada's best mid-sized city.  Mary Lou has worked on numerous award winning plans for the City of Hamilton, Halton Region, and Niagara Region.   In her current role, Mary Lou is leading the transformation of the City of Burlington from a city growing out to a city growing up including the City's New Official Plan - Grow Bold.  Mary Lou is a passionate advocate for building great cities - build up, build smart, build beautiful.  In addition to her planning career, Mary Lou was OPPI President for 2011 to 2013, leading the transformation of OPPI as national standards for the planning profession in Canada were implemented.  Mary Lou is a proud graduate of the Queen's SURP Program.