PIBC Welcomes Mr. Gary Paget as Newest Honourary Member

Posting Date: 
July 4, 2018 - November 3, 2018

July 5, 2018 (Vancouver, BC)The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) is pleased to announce the admission of Mr. Gary Paget to Honourary Membership in the Institute for his achievements and contributions to the planning profession. PIBC’s Honourary Membership recognizes distinguished individuals from outside the profession who have made outstanding contributions to the planning profession and to their communities.

PIBC 2018 Honourary Member Mr. Gary Paget

For over forty years, Gary exemplified the best in public service, helping to shape an internationally recognized, resilient and sustainable local government system for British Columbia. Gary joined the province’s Local Government Department in 1977 and has built his legacy from working “on-the-ground” with communities and regions on governance, planning, intergovernmental relations, finance and infrastructure. Always willing to “step up to the plate”, Gary contributed and volunteered beyond the requirements of his job and gave his time, knowledge and person to build communities, to educate practitioners, local governments and elected officials, and to mentor colleagues.

Known as a driver of new approaches, Gary’s work has been instrumental in enhancing communities and building bridges, including between local governments and First Nations, such as his involvement in implementing the unprecedented Sechelt Indian Government District’s participation in the local government system.

Recently retired in March as Senior Executive Advisor at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Gary’s achievements in the past four decades contributed to the milestone changes in the local provincial government system. It is Gary’s remarkable ability to bring people together and combine theories of governance with the practicality of providing services to citizens that has truly left a mark on the provincial public service, the local government system, communities across the province, and in the planning framework.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Mr. Gary Paget as our 2018 PIBC Honourary Member and acknowledge his contributions for the past forty years to the planning profession in British Columbia,” said Andrew Ramlö MCIP, RPP, President of PIBC, “We look forward to celebrating with him and other fellow planners at our 2018 annual World Town Planning Day Gala this November.”

PIBC will formally recognize and celebrate the admission of Mr. Gary Paget to Honourary Membership at its 2018 World Town Planning Day Gala reception and dinner on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. At this celebratory event, along with celebrating PIBC’s 60th anniversary, the Institute will also recognize members who have recently become newly certified as Registered Professional Planners (RPPs) as well as long-serving professional members who have held professional membership with PIBC for twenty-five years or more. 


About The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC):
“Forward Thinking, Shaping Communities”

The Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) is the professional association of planners in British Columbia and the Yukon and is affiliated with the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) – the national association.

PIBC celebrates its 60th anniversary this year! A non-profit professional organization incorporated in 1958 under the Societies Act, the Institute’s current membership of over 1,500 includes professional planners that work in both the public and private sectors in many different fields of planning, including land-use and development, municipal and regional planning, policy and law, heritage conservation, transportation, environmental sustainability, social planning, First Nations community planning, and more.

Our forward-thinking mission is to advance, promote, and support the planning profession with professional certification, services, events, and activities that help professional planners shape more livable, sustainable communities. Our Certified members have the exclusive right and privilege to utilize the professional title 'Registered Professional Planner' and the designation 'RPP' in British Columbia. They also may use the designation 'MCIP' to indicate their professional status nationally with the Canadian Institute of Planners.

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News & Media Contact:
Dave Crossley, Executive Director    t: 604.696.5031   e: dave.crossley@pibc.bc.ca

News & Media Contact:
Dave Crossley
Executive Director
ph: 604.696.5031
e: dave.crossley@pibc.bc.ca