Team
 

Jane Dauphinee, BA, MPlan, RPP, MCIP

Principal, Senior Planner

Jane Dauphinee, a recognized member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Alberta Professional Planners Institute, joined Municipal Planning Services (Alberta) Ltd. in 2005. She is now the principal and senior planner of Municipal Planning Services (2009) Ltd. Born in High River and raised in Okotoks and Banff Alberta, Jane is committed to making small communities viable and sustainable places to live. She holds a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters degree in Planning from Dalhousie University. Jane's particular strengths include: policy analysis, strategic planning, public consultation and capacity building.

Jane's experience includes preparing and revising area structure plans, integrated community sustainability plans, watershed plans, municipal development plans, land use bylaws and inter-municipal development plans, as well as the assessment of subdivision applications. She has also provided onsite planning assistance to municipalities developing or restructuring planning and development departments.

 

Kyle Miller, BA

Planner

Kyle joined Municipal Planning Services in 2016. He grew up in rural Alberta and attended the University of Alberta where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a History minor, specializing in Canadian politics, history, governance, and provincial-municipal relations. After several years as a project manager, Kyle returned to working with the public sector and worked as a policy and bylaw consultant in his hometown of Bon Accord, drafting their application to become Canada’s First International Dark Sky Community, and 11th Dark Sky Community in the world.

Working in many roles with the Town of Bon Accord, Kyle served as part of the senior leadership team, in his primary role as Planning and Economic Development Officer, and merging the Planning and Economic Development departments. In this position he worked closely with local and regional businesses to grow the community, conducted research, wrote and offered advice on bylaws, including land use bylaws and municipal development plans, and worked on annexation proceedings. This was in addition to his role as the Development Officer, serving as a key contact to work with residents and developers in the community. Kyle has extensive experience working closely with all levels of government, drafting non-partisan briefing notes and advice for elected officials. His wide ranging experience working on community building projects helped develop key contacts with many national and international bodies, such as the Canadian Bar Association – Alberta Branch, Canadian Bar Association – B.C. Branch, the Law Society of Alberta, Faculties of Law at the Universities of Alberta, Calgary, and Ottawa, the Alberta Development Officers Association, and the International Dark-Sky Association to guide policy and help create sustainable communities.

 

Lyndsay Francis, BCD (Community Design)

Planner

Lyndsay Francis joined Municipal Planning Services in 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Community Design with Honours in Urban Design Studies from Dalhousie University. Lyndsay brings experience in research, Geographic Information Systems, and community-based planning. Recently, Lyndsay conducted a study to develop a classification system and criteria for successful community hubs in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

 

 

 

Brad MacDonald, BA, MPlan

Planner

Brad MacDonald joined Municipal Planning Services in 2011.  He holds a Masters in Planning from Dalhousie University and has been working as a professional planner in Alberta since 2007.  Brad’s ongoing and previous work experiences has provided him with expertise in: site planning, meeting facilitation, project management, policy review and analysis. Brad also brings to the company a strong understanding of economic factors which influence the successful outcome of development projects in Alberta. In his current role with MPS Brad is responsible for maintaining our Geographic Information System and providing, research, analysis, mapping and graphic support for a range of planning and development projects.

 

 

Shelly Cole

Office Administrator

Shelly Cole has been working with Municipal Planning Services for over 13 years and is one of the office's greatest assets. Shelly provides front line assistance to clients with subdivision processing questions and is responsible for administration of the MPS office. Shelly is responsible for data entry and management as well as the maintenance and tracking of subdivision files.