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Community Readiness

Symposium 2018

Chris Jones, RPP, MCIP


Director of Planning and Regulation, Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority

Chris Jones is a professional planner with over 13 years experience in the municipal and conservation authority sectors. Chris’ experience includes time as a campaigner with Ontario Nature, a policy planner with the Region of Peel and 10 years with the Toronto Region Conservation (TRCA) as a development planner. Chris was a candidate in the 2014 provincial election.
His current role as Director of Planning and Regulation for the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) has focused on the achievement of full cost recovery for Planning and Regulation Services at CLOCA, which was brought about through strategic increases to fee schedules. Other priorities have included maintaining and enhancing CLOCA’s reputation in providing responsive and timely planning and regulation services and leading CLOCA’s response to the Provincial Plans Co‐ordinated review by providing detailed policy commentary and analysis to both Conservation Ontario and the province directly.
Chris lives in Oshawa with his wife Krista and two young children and has previously lived in Toronto, eastern Ontario and southwestern Ontario. He is a member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and Canadian Institute of Planners and holds a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning with a minor in Public Administration from Ryerson University.