New Commissioner: Daniella Fergusson

On February 1, 2017, Daniella Fergusson was confirmed as a Commissioner appointment to the Vancouver City Planning Commission for a two year term ending December 31, 2018.

Daniella Fergusson is Principal at MODUS Planning, Design & Engagement. With over 10 years’ experience in community and stakeholder engagement, Daniella draws upon urban planning, design, and web development in her practice. Her goal is to help organizations become more participatory, transparent, and accountable through the strategic use of technology and organizational development.

As a renter, immigrant, and millennial, Daniella’s passion for urbanism is based in a desire to see more integrated, equitable, sustainable, and inclusive neighbourhoods.

Daniella received her Master of Urban Planning from the University of British Columbia. She received a B.A. in Political Science at Furman University in South Carolina, where she traveled the world to learn about building democracy in a variety of geopolitical and social contexts. Daniella is a Director of the BC Chapter of the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and volunteers with the Planning Institute of BC’s South Coast Chapter. Previously, she was a Board member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

About Commission Appointments

Under City of Vancouver By-Law 5064, eleven (11) Commissioners are appointed by Council, and two (2) are appointment by the Commission itself. The two Commission-appointed Planning Commissioners are appointment for alternating two-year terms.  All Commissioner can served up to three consecutive two-year terms.  Daniella joins Anthony Perl as a Commission appointment.  Anthony’s current terms ends on December 31, 2017.

About the Vancouver City Planning Planning Commission

The Vancouver City Planning Commission is an advisory body of volunteers appointed by City Council with a broad mandate to consider and advise Council on matters relating to the future of Vancouver.

The current Planning Commissioners are: Nola-Kate Seymoar (Chair), Jennifer Marshall (Vice-chair), Dave Crossley (Treasurer), Janice Abbott, Daniella Fergusson, Amelia Huang, Tł’akwasik̕a̱n Khelsilem, Karenn Krangle, Neal LaMontagne, Robert Matas, Melanie Matining, Leslie Shieh, and Anthony Perl.

Councillors Adriane Carr and Andrea Reimer provide liaison with Vancouver City Council; Commissioner Casey Crawford provides liaison with the Vancouver Parks Board.

The Executive Director of the Planning Commission is Yuri Artibise.

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