On July 18, 2018, Marnie Tamaki was confirmed as a Commissioner appointment to the Vancouver City Planning Commission for a term ending December 31, 2020.
Marnie moved to Vancouver from Regina, Saskatchewan, to study at the School of Architecture, University of British Columbia. She has been a practicing Architect in Vancouver for 25 years on a range of commercial, community and multi-family buildings. Her international work and interests have led to New York, Sri Lanka, and Papua New Guinea and include community development with women’s groups as well as building design and delivery.
As a member of the Huairou Commission : Women, Homes and Community, an international coalition network and an advisory body to UN-Habitat, Marnie is dedicated to advancing democratic, sustainable urban development, ensuring that grassroots communities have decision-making roles in all levels of government particularly on planning and urban design issues.
Marnie is a Project Manager with WSP Canada, a multi-disciplinary design and engineering company committed to Future Ready project delivery. With our global future being predominantly urban, Vancouver has a great responsibility to plan well now.