Jean Monteith is an award-winning planning consultant whose career began in 1971. She quickly excelled in the consulting industry before founding Monteith Brown Planning Consultants in 1977. Jean routinely leads planning initiatives offering exceptional skills in project management, public consultation, and policy analysis. Jean is often called upon to provide expert witness testimony at the Ontario Municipal Board for both public and private sector clients. Ms. Monteith holds a Bachelor of Environmental Studies Degree (B.E.S.) with Honours in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo. She is a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners, a member of the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, and a member of the Association of Consulting Planners. Jean formerly served on the OPPI Discipline Committee and is a former Chair of the London Advisory Committee on Heritage.
Projects led by Jean have been granted awards of excellence by the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Institute of Planners, the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ontario Institute of Planners.
Key OMB decisions included determining that water extraction and processing could be controlled with land use planning documents (Grey County), that character of a neighbourhood could be used to ensure proper site plan control (City of London), and that major institutions were not above the planning process particularly with regard to the disposal of land (University of Western / City of London).
In October of 2014, Jean transferred her shares of Monteith Brown to the key employees and is enjoying her employee status. She continues to work on special projects for the firm.
Jean is a Director in her community of Lazy River, Florida where, oddly enough, she also sits on the Documents Review Committee and the Long Range Planning Committee.