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MHBC is pleased very pleased to announce that Jamie Robinson, MCIP, RPP, has been promoted as a Partner with MHBC. 

Jamie began his career in 2003 with Meridian Planning and became an Associate in 2011. In 2013, Jamie became part of the MHBC team through the merger of Meridian Barrie and MHBC. Jamie is a highly respected professional in the field of land use planning and provides high quality planning services to public and private sector clients. 

The Partners recognize Jamie's professionalism, project management and facilitation skills as well as his leadership qualities and we are excited to welcome Jamie into the Partnership group. 

Jamie is located in MHBC's Barrie office and can be reached at jrobinson@mhbcplan.com or by phone at 705.728.0045 x222. 

In addition, MHBC is pleased to announce the promotion of Scott Allen and Greg Johnstone to Associate.

Scott brings over 15 years of experience in land use planning with particular expertise in environmental assessments and regulatory approvals. In addition he has extensive experience in planning analysis and research for residential and commercial development. 

Since joining MHBC in 2012, Scott has made a significant contribution to our London officein the areas of client service, business development and project management. 

Greg is a landscape architect with over 21 years of experience. He is responsible for master plans, landscape designs, vegetation assessment, tree protection and removals plans, detailed site design, document preparation, illustrative graphics, and field review. 

He has experience working on award-winning projects, both public and private, including design for community parks, schools, medical centres, heritate sites, multi-unit residences, and residential landscapes. He has level 2 training with CPTED Ontario and has written reports and landscape audits for sites in Kitchener and Brantford. 

 

MHBC OPENS A BURLINGTON OFFICE AND WELCOMES DANA ANDERSON AS A NEW PARTNER

MHBC is very pleased to announce that Dana Anderson has joined the firm as a Partner and will be at the helm of its new Burlington office.

Dana is a highly respected professional in the field of land use planning. Her career has spanned over 25 years in both the private and public sectors. For the past six years, Dana was the Director of Planning Services for the Town of Oakville. As Director, Dana oversaw the Department’s responsibilities for development applications, heritage planning, urban design and policy planning. She led the preparation of the Town’s new Official Plan and new Zoning By-law as well as various other studies and policy documents. 

Prior to joining Oakville, Dana was a Partner in a planning consulting firm and led their Mississauga office. As a planning consultant, Dana gained extensive experience with land development. She led multi-disciplinary teams, conducted community engagement, prepared Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments, oversaw site plan and subdivision applications and negotiated various development agreements. Dana has also led numerous policy reviews including the preparation of Official Plans, Secondary Plans and Zoning By-laws, commercial and employment studies, growth management studies, and strategic plans.

Dana’s professionalism and work ethic is a tremendous fit with MHBC’s core values. Dana brings to MHBC a high degree of professionalism, exemplary project management and facilitation skills, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the Greater Golden Horseshoe area. Dana’s insight, talent and private and public sector experience will be a tremendous asset to MHBC’s clients and will bolster the firm’s depth. For a full description of Dana’s experience, please see her CV on MHBC’s website at www.mhbcplan.com.

Dana will be located in MHBC’s newly established Burlington office. Dana can be reached at anderson@mhbcplan.com or by phone at 416-518-8394.

With Dana as a Partner and its new Burlington office, MHBC now has 6 offices in Ontario, 18 Partners and a staff complement of over 60. The MHBC team has prided itself in providing the highest level of service to its clients and this will no doubt continue with the new Burlington office and the welcome addition of Dana to the firm.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

The partners of MHBC are pleased to announce several changes in its leadership, effective September 1, 2014. These changes arise from MHBC's strong focus on succession planning and long term strategic planning. 

Brian Zeman, currently Vice President and Director, has been with the firm for 16 years and will become President of MHBC. David McKay first joined MHBC 17 years ago and he will assume the role as Vice President and will become a Director. Brent Clarkson has been named Chair of the Board of Directors. 

Paul Britton will continue in his longstanding role as Vice President, Treasurer and Director of MHBC. 

In addition, MHBC is pleased to announce that Greg Costa, a landscape architect working in the firm's Woodbridge Office, has been promoted to Associate. Amarjit Sandhu, operating in Kingston, and specializing in aggregate resource planning and approvals, has also been named as an Associate. 

These changes are in recognition of the strong leadership displayed by Brian, David, Greg and Amarjit, particularly in the area of client service and business development. They have all made significant contributions to the growth and success of MHBC. Congratulations to each one. 

MHBC's new leadership remains committed to the firm's core principles of client service, integrity, innovation, creativity and excellence. Our commitment is to keep MHBC at the forefront of the planning, urban design and landscape architecture fields and to continue to provide high value and excellent service to MHBC clients. 

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