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City names new acting general manager of planning and development

September 29th, 2015 · 1 Comment

The city’s general manager of planning, Brian Jackson, is having his last day at the city Nov. 6, so the city needs someone statutorily as the planning director. This message just went out from acting city manager Sadhu Johnston.

Today, September 29, 2015, Vancouver City Council approved the appointment of Jane Pickering as the Acting General Manager of Planning and Development Services and the Director of Planning for the City of Vancouver effective November 6, 2015. Since 2011, Jane has been the Deputy Director of Planning in Vancouver  and,  previously, the Director of Planning for the City of Maple Ridge for eleven years. She has worked in the planning field for over 25 years in a career that has spanned work at both the provincial and local levels. She holds a Master of City Planning degree and is a Full member of the Planning Institute of British Columbia.

Her career has included responsibilities in planning, transportation, economic development, environment and she has extensive experience in both policy and regulatory issues and systems. Jane has provided strong leadership in the Citywide and Regional portfolio as well as helping to lead organizational change in the Department. She brings a strong commitment of excellence and collaboration to her work.


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