On June 28, Patricia Maloney will be elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners. Through this election, the Institute recognizes excellence, identifies prominent role models, promotes advances in the planning practice, rewards contribution to the profession and draws leaders to the forefront of planning in Canada. Being recognized as a Fellow is the highest honour the institute can bestow upon a member.
Pat has demonstrated exceptional achievement and breadth of experience in advancing the planning profession and the principles of planning for the benefit of the public domain. She has demonstrated community service in planning through leadership of the Alberta Association, Canadian Institute of Planners (AACIP, now APPI), including two terms as President. Pat was also a Director of the Community Planning Association of Alberta, a Director of the Federation of Calgary Communities and sat on the Calgary Planning Commission for four years.
Pat is an associate and planner at Dillon with over 38 years of experience in land use planning, policy development, strategic planning and public consultation. She has worked on a wide variety of projects for various provincial and municipal authorities, charitable organizations and private organizations to develop policies for the future operation, growth and development of the organization. She clearly understands the importance of meaningful consultation and follows the principles of inclusive, responsible and open public engagement. Pat has utilized a wide variety of consultative methods to gather input for her clients. While using some of the standard tools, she has also reached “outside the box” and created consultation programs that have achieved very high consultation rates and provided the clients with the information they required to move forward in a collaborative manner.