County of Annapolis Welcomes new Planners
The Municipality of the County of Annapolis is pleased to welcome Brendan Lamb and Victoria Hamilton to the Municipal Planning team.
The Province of Nova Scotia has directed that all municipalities develop a Municipal Planning Strategy and Land Use Bylaw by 2023; a task the County’s two new Planners will be taking on. In anticipation of this, the public will soon be hearing from Brendan and Victoria as they reach out to residents asking for their input as the development of the County-wide plan gets underway.
Brendan has a Bachelors degree in Community Design from Dalhousie University and, for the past four years, has worked in the not-for-profit sector encouraging better communication between citizens, governments, and organizations within Nova Scotian communities. “I believe that good planning is only possible when everyone has the opportunity to give their thoughts and ideas to help direct the future of their community.”
“It is exciting to be working in a municipality that has such a diverse tapestry of communities. I look forward to being part of this process as the County-wide plan takes shape in Annapolis County.”
Victoria is a recent graduate with a Master of Planning degree from Dalhousie University. “Having grown up in a rural area I see the unique opportunities Annapolis County has to offer.”
She said she first became interested in planning when she saw how it was an avenue to create change within a community by working directly with people who live there. “My goal with the new County-wide plan is to create an optimum human environment that protects our natural and cultural heritage while encouraging and promoting good development.”Be on the lookout for more information about this County-wide initiative as it becomes available.