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September 21 and 22
2 days, 2 disciplines, 2 ways to participate – defining our professional roles and uniting to build more equitable, accessible and inspired communities.
Pam Duesling is a Registered Professional Planner and Economic Development Professional who has been practicing in rural southern Ontario for 20 years. Throughout her career she has continued learning in many ways and is a strong believer in life long education. Pam formerly worked in both Haldimand County and Norfolk County and is now the General Manager of Development Services in the County of Brant. She has a Bachelor of Environmental Studies in Urban and Regional Planning and a Masters of Applied Environmental Studies in Local Economic Development from the University of Waterloo. She holds a Diploma in Public Administration for the University of Western and a Masters Certificate in Municipal Leadership for Schulich Executive Education Center at York University. Pam is currently a Candidate for her PhD in Rural Studies at the University of Guelph and is working with Dr. Wayne Caldwell on agricultural land preservation and on-farm diversification projects. Pam is also a longtime volunteer with OPPI and is currently serving as a Director on OPPI Council. Pam understands the challenges and opportunities of both rural economic perseverance and agricultural land use planning through her academic and professional works as well as her personal dedication of being a sixth generation family farmer in Southern Ontario.