Pat Maloney has demonstrated exceptional achievement in planning practice and the mastery of planning theory, approaches and techniques over a period of nearly 40 years. During her time at EBA Engineering Consultants, Pat held important community engagement and public consultations to write the Samson Cree Nation Community Development Plan, Samson Cree Nation Residential Housing Policy and the Siksika Nation Comprehensive Community Plan. Her early work on First Nations planning projects set the bar for other planners in western Canada with respect to public engagement and quality of policy work. She has been recognised by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada for her work on engaging First Nations and for her leadership, guidance and wisdom which provided a positive gain for hundreds of First Nation members throughout western Canada.
Pat has made a name for herself in the field of airport planning, where she demonstrated an implementation of planning principles as well as the ability to transfer knowledge to projects in over 60 municipalities in Alberta, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. Her planning work on small to regional-sized airports in Canada has provided municipalities and corporations the means to leverage economic opportunities, leading to positive growth in several jurisdictions. Ms. Maloney has successfully completed many statutory plans in rural Alberta, where her dedication to public consultation and community engagement has ensured that the policies put in place make a significant, positive impact on the communities in which she has worked.
Her longstanding commitment to planning education and mentorship has had a momentous influence on planning in Canada. In addition to mentoring, Pat has taught several planning courses at universities and institutions in Canada. This includes several courses Banff Centre for Environmental Land Management for Aboriginal Lands, the Centre for Indigenous and Environmental Resources and the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. During visits to her Alma Mater, Ryerson University, she would guest lecture about current topics and issues related to planning in Alberta.
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. In her role as President, she led the professional planning organisation and supported the membership to improve public and private development decisions which affect people, places and the environment nationwide. During her time with APPI, she worked tirelessly to bring provincial right to title legislation for planners in Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Pat was also a Director of the Community Planning Association of Alberta and a Director of the Federation of Calgary Communities. Pat sat on the Calgary Planning Commission for four years.
Pat remains very involved in her community as a Board of Directors member of the People for a Healthy Community - Gabriola Island, a non-profit social services agency and community resource centre. Her planning expertise and dedication to volunteer work and public engagement is an invaluable resource to the organisation.