Winner for Individual Achievement
The Award for Leadership in Advocacy & Innovation honours and recognizes a registered professional planner who demonstrates outstanding leadership, tenacity, and advocacy on planning issues either in their community, provincially, or more broadly. Their continual persistence and/or innovation contribute to the ongoing success of PIBC and the planning profession.
PIBC 2022 Individual Achievement Award - Leadership in Advocacy & Innovation
Kim A. Fowler RPP, MCIP
Kim received her Master of Science of Planning degree from the University of Toronto and has had an exemplary career as a practicing planner over the last 30 years. She is the Manager of Long-Range Planning, Energy & Sustainability at the Regional District of Nanaimo and has a rich history working in a variety of jurisdictions focusing on a diversity of planning topics. As an innovator and advocate for constructive change, she has excelled in:
- Providing sustainability leadership at a local and regional level;
- Helping initiate and carry out climate action;
- Introducing a Triple Bottom Line approach to development planning; and
- Being involved in social, affordable, and integrative housing.
Kim is an innovator who refuses to accept conventional wisdom and ways of doing things and strives to push the envelope and take planning to a higher level.