Over his 30-year career as a consultant, Tom has been especially influential in the creation of official community plans and zoning bylaws for dozens of local governments in B.C. and Yukon, and in working collaboratively with First Nations communities on community plans and other consultations. He is manager of planning for the B.C. region at AECOM, and an active member of the Planning Institute of B.C., as well as a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Urban Development Institute, and the Urban Land Institute. Through his work, he has influenced the shape of development across the Province while supporting younger planners, encouraging colleagues, and mentoring councils and communities. Tom has been nominated for his outstanding professional work and his commitment to community service.