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CALL FOR NEW MEMBERS 2017

 

Dear Colleagues:

It is once again your opportunity to nominate potential new members for our Simcoe Chapter. 

In keeping with the guidelines set by Lambda Alpha International ("LAI"), nominees for membership must have:

  • achieved professional distinction with a minimum of 10 years of work experience;

  • made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of land economics; and

  • distinguished themselves in the community through public service.

 

If you would like more information on the history of LAI and how these guidelines fit the organization's goals, click http://www.lai.org/about
 
The Simcoe Chapter’s members are drawn from a wide spectrum. That diversity of experience becomes most valuable when members attend the dinner seminars, become involved in Chapter activities and engage colleagues in discussions and debates on key issues of the day. When thinking about the attributes of possible nominees, please consider also whether this candidate is likely to be an active member that we can look forward to seeing on a regular basis.

A review of our current membership suggests that new members from the "younger demographic" would be desirable.  Also, getting more members from the public sector would be helpful in balancing out our membership. 
 
Each nomination must be made by two Chapter members acting jointly.  At least one of the nominators should not have the same employer as that of the nominee.
 
The nomination package must include:

  1. A completed nomination form which is attached.

  2. A current copy of the nominee's resume or CV.

 

Please return the nomination form, along with a current copy of the candidate’s resume or CV by e-mail to Kevin Harper at kevin.harper@sympatico.ca and Jason Park at jason.park@devinepark.com  or by mail to:  Kevin Harper and Associates, 1712-24 Wellesley Street West, Toronto, ON  M4Y 2X6.
 
The deadline is Friday, September 1, 2017.

 

Once nominations close, the Board will review and assess each candidate.
 
Since membership is not automatic, the Board considers confidentiality to be an important element in protecting the reputation and dignity of each nominee. In the event that a candidate is not selected for membership, the reason for this decision will be explained to the nominators on a confidential basis. Although it may occasionally be a bit awkward to do, nominators are asked to make every effort to ensure that the nominee is not made aware that he or she is under consideration for membership.
 
Successful candidates will be contacted to confirm their interest in joining LAI and acceptance of our invitation to join us.  The broader Simcoe Chapter membership will then be advised of the new members who will, in turn, be inducted at our annual general meeting in November.
 
Each of you I’m sure knows of at least one or two candidates who are worthy of membership in our Chapter.  Please take some time to give this some consideration and to nominate someone. 

 

Thank you in advance for your consideration of this.  

 

Jason Park

Vice-President and Chair, Membership

 

SIMCOE CHAPTER FIELD TRIP

"Transformation of CF Eaton Centre: Can High-End Retail
Thrive in the GTA's Favourite Shopping Mall?"

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

 

Please join us on Wednesday, June 7th for our annual field trip. (This year, not so far

afield!)  


6:00 to 6:45 p.m.  
Wayne Barwise, Cadillac Fairview’s Executive Vice President of Development and other senior members of the Cadillac Fairview development team, will make a presentation and field questions regarding the history of the Eaton Centre (which turns 40 this year), the evolution of the Centre over the years, the recent significant changes, and plans for the future.

The presentation will take place at Ryerson University's Ted Rogers School of Management, located at 55 Dundas Street West. Take the elevator to 9th floor (level 3) Upon exiting the elevator, follow directional signs to Classroom TRS 3-119.

6:45 to 7:30 p.m.
“Behind the scenes” tour of the Eaton Centre, showcasing many of the changes that have been made over the past few years and the vision of things to come.

7:30 p.m.
Dinner at Bar Verde Restaurant, located on the 3rd Floor of Nordstrom Department Store.


Dinner Menu:

 

Choice of Appetizer

  • Roma Tomato Basil Soup

  • Cilantro Lime Salad

Choice of Entree

  • Wild Salmon a la Nage

  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich

  • Skirt Steak Salsa Verde

Choice of Dessert (coffee/tea included)

  • Sorbet/Gelato (Vanilla, Chocolate, Raspberry)

 
PLEASE NOTE THAT 48 HOURS' NOTICE FOR CANCELLATION
IS REQUIRED FOR ALL SIMCOE CHAPTER EVENTS.

Members who do not provide sufficient notice will
be invoiced for the full cost of the dinner.

 

SIMCOE CHAPTER ANNUAL MEETING

AND INDUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS

 

 

INDUCTION OF NEW MEMBERS

 

Congratulations to our new members, who were inducted during the Chapter's 49th Annual Meeting and Induction of New Members, held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016:

 

Michael Bissett

Partner

Bousfields Inc.


Carlo Bonanni

Vice President, Land and Development Planning

Build Toronto


Brian Bridgeman

Commissioner of Planning and Economic Development

Regional Municipality of Durham


Paula Bustard

Director of Development

SmartREIT


Jamie Cook

Director

Watson & Associates Economists Ltd.


Eileen Costello

Partner

Aird & Berlis LLP


Greg Dunn

Principal

Adamson Associates


Andrew Ferancik

Principal

Walker, Nott, Dragicevic Associates Ltd.


Derek Goring

Vice President of Development

First Gulf Corporation


Kyle Knoeck

Manager of Community Planning

City of Toronto


Harriet Lewis

Consultant


Anne McIlroy

Partner

Brook McIlroy


Tanzeel Merchant

Director, Partnerships and Consultation

Ontario Growth Secretariat, Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing


Aaron Platt

Partner

Davies Howe Partners LLP Lawyers


Robyn Rabinowitz

Director of Land Development

Plazacorp Investments Limited


Michael Tedesco

President

Tedesco Engineering


Eldon Theodore

Partner

MHBC


Emma West

Partner

Bousfields Inc.

 

 

PRESIDENT'S AWARD OF RECOGNITION

 

Robert McBride was honoured by the Chapter as the recipient of the 2016 President’s Award  in recognition of his remarkable career in transportation consulting and his influence on Toronto’s growth. Click HERE to read Chapter President Bronwyn Krog's remarks.

 

 

SLATE OF DIRECTORS FOR 2O16-18

 

During the Annual Meeting, the following members were elected to the Simcoe Chapter Board of Directors for the 2016-18 term:

 

Scott Burns  President

Jason Park  Vice President and Chair, Membership

David McKay  Vice President and Chair, Programs

Russell Mathew  Treasurer

Julian Jacobs  Secretary

Paul Ferris  Chair, Communications

Laura Taylor  Chair, Academic Liaison

 

Members at Large:

Robert Glover

Paul Johnston

Adrian Litavski

Loretta Ryan

Agnieszka Wloch

 

Ex Officio, Non-voting Members:

 

Bronwyn Krog  Immediate Past President

Robert McBride  International First Vice President


 

FALL 2016 LAND ECONOMICS WEEKEND

 

LAI’s Fall 2016 Land Economics Weekend was held in Toronto from September 22-24, 2016.

 

Congratulation to the LEW Organizing Committee, co-chaired by Russell Mathew and Leslie Yager, for an outstanding event!

 

Click HERE to read the thank you letter from Stephen Gragg, International President of LAI.

 

To view the presentations and photos from the LEW, please visit LAI’s web site at:

https://www.lai.org/land-economics-weekend-scribe-reports.

 

Click HERE to view the 2016 LEW Guide.

 

For information regarding Lambda Alpha International or the Land Economics Foundation

click here:  LAILEF