Beginning his career as a planning technician, Richard advanced in the profession to serve as both the Director of Community Development and Deputy City Manager at the City of North Vancouver. His success is due in part to a rare combination of positive energy, a deep knowledge of planning, a gifted ability to strategize and read the political landscape, and a natural curiosity of the world.
Over the years, Richard has also contributed his energy and ideas to mentoring countless young planners, serving on the PIBC membership committee, and lecturing at schools and conferences across Canada. Richard is frequently in demand as a public speaker due to his impressive experience, his extensive planning knowledge, and his genuine enthusiasm for our profession. The many letters of support from Fellows, colleagues, political leaders, and community members consistently draw attention to Richard’s remarkable talent for bringing people together to advance new ideas and progressive initiatives.