Kitimat Recognized Nationally for Master Plan

The District of Kitimat is the proud recipient of the 2013 Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) Vision in Planning Award,in recognition of the enduring quality of the community's original Master Plan developed in 1952. Gwendolyn Sewell, Director of Community Planning & Development, accepted the award on behalf of the District this morning at CIP's National Conference in Vancouver.

"Kitimat appreciates the award that acknowledges us for community planning in 1952," said Mayor Joanne Monaghan. "Much time has passed and Council and Mayor recognize the vast changes that are happening at the present time in Kitimat. We must further develop the initial concept as quickly as possible to fit today's needs of remaining a sustainable community."

CIP is a national body dedicated to the advancement of responsible planning, representing a membership of approximately 7,000 planning professionals across the country. CIP established the Vision in Planning Award in 2001 to recognize community plans that have achieved or exceeded their intended expectations and represent a significant contribution to planning heritage in Canada.

Planning & Development staff posing with the 2013 Canadian Institute of Planners Vision in Planning Award presented to the District of Kitimat at CIP's National Conference in Vancouver. Pictured (left to right): Darcy Roszell - Assistant Planner, Bryna Kaines - Leisure Services / Planning Clerk, Daniel Martin - Planner, Gwendolyn Sewell - Director of Community Planning & Development.