Pamela Sweet is a well-known and highly respected member of the planning community in the Capital Region and across Canada. She has over 40 years of extensive experience in land use planning, policy development, urban design, project management and public consultation. From 2001 to early 2016, she was senior vice-president of Fotenn Consultants, one of Ontario’s largest dedicated planning and design firms. From 1989 to 2000, as director of Policy and Infrastructure Planning for the Region of Ottawa-Carleton, she was responsible for a group of approximately 34 planners and engineers and for the preparation, monitoring and implementation of the region’s Official Plan, Transportation Master Plan, and Water and Wastewater Master Plans. She has been the project leader for a variety of public- and private-sector projects across Canada and in the National Capital Region, is actively involved in community organizations, and enjoys mentoring young planners and speaking at conferences. She has served as president of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), and has been honoured with the appointment as fellow of CIP, a special status that is given in recognition of planning excellence to planners who exhibit the highest professional attainment and a wide breadth of experience. Pamela is currently a trustee on the Ottawa Public Library Board, a councillor on the Ontario Library Boards’ Association and volunteers in several capacities with CIP. She holds an Honours BA in Geography from Carleton University and a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Queen’s University.