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Tamara Tannis joined MHBC in 2020.  She has been a practicing planner since 1997 having worked in various provinces in western Canada, before returning to Ontario in the mid-2000s.  Her experience has been in both the public and private sectors, in development approvals and in land use policy.

Tamara has worked in both large and small urban centres in Alberta, Manitoba, Northwest Territories and Ontario involving site plan reviews, subdivision planning, as well as policy and regulatory amendments.  Tamara has managed projects involving neighbourhood redevelopment, official plan reviews, downtown revitalization, parks master planning, renewable energy projects and community character studies.  Tamara is adept at workshop facilitation and undertaking public engagement functions.  She has also been an expert witness at subdivision and development appeal boards, as well as the Land Planning Appeal Tribunal, preparing witness statements and participating in mediation sessions.

Tamara received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Urban Studies from the University of Toronto and her Masters, City Planning degree from the University of Manitoba. She is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and a Registered Professional Planner.

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