The Canadian Association of Certified Planning Technicians is governed by a Council, consisting of the Executive Committee and additional Council members, including student members, who meet periodically throughout the year to tend to the business of the Association.
George T. Zajac, CPT, MCIP, RPP
George has been active in the planning industry for over twenty years. He is a past Council member, including Secretary-Treasurer and Conference Co-Chair. He has also mentored many members throughout his tenure with the Association and looks forward to continue serving Council in 2019.
Lauren Kubilis, CPT
Lauren has been working in the planning field since graduating Fanshawe College’s GIS and Urban Planning program in 2013. This is her first year as Vice President for the CACPT. Currently Lauren is working as a Planning Technician with the Town of Caledon and has previously contributed to two private sector companies where she provided site plan drawings, phasing plans, map creation and data maintence. Lauren was actively involved in a block phasing plan for the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre. Her role at the Town of Caledon includes the review of development approval applications, assisting applicants through the approval process and providing Official Plan and Zoning By-law information to potential applicants at the Town. Outside of work, Lauren enjoys yoga and muay thai.
James Warren, CPT
James is a Certified Planning Technician through the CACPT and is currently the Senior Designer at T. Johns Consulting Group Ltd. He has previous experience as a Part-Time Instructor at Mohawk College as well as a Planning Technician at Quartek Group Inc. He has 9 years of experience designing and reviewing conceptual plans and technical drawings for Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments, Site Plan Approvals, and Committee of Adjustment applications. He gained Diplomas as an Architectural Technologist, as well as an Urban and Regional Planning Technician (GIS) from Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario.
Joan Keating, CPT, MCIP, RPP (Ret)
David French, CPT
Ashley Kirec, CPT
Ashley Kirec is currently working at a planning company in Toronto after recently graduating from Mohawk College Urban and Regional Planning Technician Program in Spring of 2015. Ashley has served as a student representative on CACPT council for the last two years before making the jump to Secretary this year. Before deciding on the path of becoming a planning technician, Ashley spent four years at McMaster where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and a Minor in Environmental Science. She looks forward to the upcoming year with the Association as Secretary.
Councillor at Large (Ontario)
Candice Hood, CPT
Candice Hood graduated in Human Geography in 2010 at Brock University. It was at Brock University where Candice found an interest in Urban Planning and learned how development along with planning policies shape our communities. Candice then continued her studies through Mohawk College in Urban & Regional Planning – GIS (2012) and then at Ryerson University in Environment & Urban Sustainability (2016). After graduating, Candice started her work experience with an engineering firm by assisting with the Geotechnical, Environment and Infrastructure Departments. Candice’s current role at Corbett Land Strategies Inc., includes designing Conceptual Site Plans, site analysis to determine the Net Developable Area, reviewing planning policy, preparation of planning reports, and project management responsibilities.
Councillor at Large (Ontario)
Kris Orsan, CPT
Kris is a graduate of Fanshawe College and currently works for the Town of Gravenhurst. He also worked in the private sector for over 6 years where he provided a variety of technical design, drafting and graphical services for public and private sector clients. Projects include Land Budget Analysis, Aggregate Resource Act (ARA Site Plans, private sector site plans, subdivision design, condominium plans, various types of GIS analysis. Kris has been a member of CACPT since 2007 and has held various positions on council over the years including President and Vice-President.
Councillor at Large (Ontario)
Mohammad Kamruzzaman, CPT
Since his graduation in 2016 from Mohawk College’s Urban & Regional Planning – GIS Program, Mohammad has been working in the planning and land development fields. Mohammad is currently woking as a Technician with Better Neighbourhoods Inc., a large development consultant based in St Catharines, Ontario. He is main responsibilities are to draft the concept plan, site plan, draft plan of subdivision, draft plan of condominium and landscape plan. He assists in the submission of different development applications and researching the planning policies, zoning and title search for the potential development sites for clients. Mohammad worked with IBI Group in Hamilton as a planning Technician Intern where he provided drafting services. This is his first year as Councillor at large at CAPT. Mohammad is an internationally trained professional and a loving father.
Councillor at Large (Alberta)
Ben Misener, CPT
Benjamin Misener is the former Manager of Land & Environment for Brazeau County, Alberta. After graduating from the Land & Water Resources diploma program with a major in Rural Land Use Planning at Olds College, Benjamin accepted a position as the Development Officer for Brazeau County. Shortly after starting, he took on the Manager position in an acting role, which lead to accepting the position permanently in October 2013. Benjamin oversaw subdivisions, rezoning, environmental programming including the Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) program, and other land related matters. He is currently back at school at the University of Alberta, working towards a Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Conservation Sciences majoring in Conservation Biology. In his spare time, Benjamin enjoys camping, hunting and reading and looks forward to continuing to represent CACPT in Alberta.
Councilor at Large (Alberta)
Daniel Boric, CPT
Daniel Boric, a Full Member of CACPT, was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario and graduated from Mohawk College’s Urban & Regional Planning Technician program in 2010. Daniel then went on to Ryerson University’s Urban and Regional Planning Program, where he received his Undergraduate Degree. Daniel is currently a Candidate Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and Alberta Professional Planners Institute. Daniel’s career started with IBI Group in the City of Kitchener and City of Hamilton. Daniel now resides in Edmonton, Alberta where he continues to practice his planning and design work with the Sustainable Development Department at the City of Edmonton.
Councillor at Large (Alberta)
Justin Young, CPT
Justin Young, a full member of CACPT, was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario and graduated from Mohawk College’s Urban & Regional Planning Technician program in 2011. Justin has been fortunate enough to work in both the public and private sector within unique planning environments and regimes, in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario as well as Edmonton, Alberta. Justin resides in Edmonton, Alberta where he continues to practice planning and design work with the Sustainable Development Department at the City of Edmonton.
Councillor at Large (British Columbia)
Mercedes Braun, CPT
Mercedes is a graduate of Fanshawe College and currently holds the position of Planning Technician with Urban Systems in Richmond BC. She has been a member of CACPT since 2001 and has been a BC Western Representative since 2004/5. She was instrumental in organizing half-day seminars at Langara College and was involved with organizing the first full day seminar held in 2011 in Maple Ridge BC. Mercedes has travelled to attend our Annual Professional Development Conferences and CACPT regular Council meetings where she has been a welcome contributor to the discussions.
Colin Kelly, CPT
Colin Kelly currently lives in Toronto as a Planning Technician with KLM Planning Partners Inc. This role includes the preparation of draft plans, presentation and report graphics, as well as preparing new development applications with municipalities and other approval authorities. After earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from York University, Colin went on to graduate from the GIS and Urban Planning Technician program at Fanshawe College in 2018, where he also served as a student member representative during each year of the program.
Jacqueline Savoie, CPT
Jacqueline grew up in the West Kootenay region of B.C. and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Honours from Queen’s University in Kingston majoring in Geography, minoring in French Studies. After taking a year off to live in Squamish B.C and spending time with family, she returned to Ontario for Mohawk College’s Urban and Regional Planning Technician program where she sat on council as a student member in her 2nd year and graduated from the program in 2017. Jacqueline now works for IBI Group Waterloo and is responsible for supporting planning staff with all technical needs such as creating report figures, brainstorming concepts, designing draft plans, site plans, turning movement plans using AutoTURN, aggregating pit/quarry plans, ensuring submissions meet the required digital submission standards, and coordinating with sub-consultants and City staff.
First Year: Jacob Smith, Rayne Jones, Robert Wojtalski, and Evan Falcone
Second Year: Emily Byford-Vicari and Nathan Hanas
First Year: Andrew Vrana and Anthony Salemi
Second Year: Robert Marsalla, Paul Clark, Hanna Hack, and Kevin D’Souza
Kevin Green, Ellen Hayes, Michael Luciw, Theendy Lai, Helen Garbeic, and Daniel Hanhausen Legorreta