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Facing change and guiding Ontario into the next quarter century
David is a Registered Professional Planner, a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, and the Ontario Institute of Agrology. He has worked in the public, NGO, and private sectors, with expertise in regional contexts, rural development, and land use policy. This included the Maitland Valley Conservation Authority, the Kent County Planning Department, and as a professor at the Orillia, Ontario campus of Laurentian University.
David has had the privilege of working with Native peoples and Aboriginal communities. He spent 7 years as the Community Planning Advisor for the Ogemawahj Tribal Council. He sat on the CIPs Indigenous Community Planning Committee and currently serves on the board of the Shared Path Consultation Initiative.
David has provided research and analysis on community economics, land development, and environmental planning, and is now a partner at Incite Planning. He has volunteered on numerous professional committees, and was appointed by the MOE to serve on the Lake Simcoe Co-ordinating Committee. Their role is to provide advice to the provincial government regarding the implementation of the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan. The purpose of this plan is to restore, improve, and protect the watershed of this large body of water, and is the focus of David’s presentation here today.