Ann Tremblay, MCIP, MPA, is a Project Director for the Project Management and Delivery directorate of the Science and Parliamentary Infrastructure Branch, at PSPC. In this role, Ann provides direction to a team of architects and engineers towards the delivery of Fit-up projects for the administrations of the Senate, House of Commons, Library of Parliament, and Precinct Protective Services
Ann has held varying management positions in municipal government, not-for-profit organizations, and with private sector engineering and planning companies including the Ottawa International Airport, the Canadian Bar Association, and the former City of Gloucester.
Ann is a Registered Professional Planner in Ontario and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. She obtained her undergraduate degree in Urban Geography from McMaster University in 1984, and is a Carleton University alumna having obtained a Master’s degree in Public Administration in 1997.
Ann is the current Chair of the Committee of Adjustment for the City of Ottawa and member of Carleton University’s Board of Governors. Beyond her role as Governor, Ann is Chair of the Board’s Building Program Committee, and a member of the Board’s Finance Committee.
John has close to 40 years of experience in the planning and associated urban geography fields: Member of the Committee of Adjustment for the City of Ottawa (1998-2001, 2011 to present), Past President and Chair, Zoning and Development Committee (1985-2017) of the Woodpark Community Association, Inc., Past President of the Federation of Citizens’ Associations of Ottawa, other relevant member/committee positions at the local level, and Principal of Geospace Research Associates (founded 1996). John has a Masters degree in Geography with a specialization in the field of urban geography.
During his years on the City of Ottawa’s Committee of Adjustment and as a long serving community representative he has developed a working knowledge of the Planning Act, the Municipal Act, Ottawa’s Official Plan, Secondary Plans and Master Plans, the Comprehensive Zoning By-law, the city’s Development Approvals process and associated professional (land use planning, transportation, civil engineering, etc), design and operational guidelines, rules, practices and procedures.
John has been involved in many public consultation processes, either as a researcher, organizer and report writer or as an active participant. He has participated as an appellant, as a participant, as a lay expert witness, and as a professional community consultant at a number of Ontario Municipal Board Hearings (now LPAT) since 1991. He believes that timely consultation, negotiation and facilitation with interested parties can often lead to a common understanding of their needs, goals and objectives, resulting in consensus decisions that are of benefit to all parties.
As the principal of his consulting company, Geospace Research Associates, he has produced reports for the former Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton and the current City of Ottawa, a number of the city’s business improvement areas and consulting engineering firms, and individual property owners that include market area analysis, retail gap analysis, land use planning and zoning studies, household demographic and economic profiles, pedestrian and traffic assessment studies, and OMB Appeals.
Fabian Poulin is the General Manager of Commercial Properties at Apollo Property Management Ltd, providing third party property management services for a wide range of Office, Industrial, Mixed use(Residential/retail) property owners.
Previously, as Vice President Leasing at Uniform Developments Limited, a private commercial real estate company, Fabian managed their Leasing and property management portfolio.
Fabian has volunteered with the Better Business Bureau of Ottawa, sitting on the Executive in various positions. Last held the post of First Vice Chair. In another volunteer capacity, Fabian worked with the Entrepreneurship Center helping young business men and women begin their careers in small business.
Fabian obtained his B.Comm. from the University of Ottawa.
Presently, Fabian is a Vice-Chair of the Committee of Adjustment for the city of Ottawa, chairing Panel 3 hearings.
Jocelyn Chandler, M.Pl., RPP, MCIP, a Land and Water Resource Planner is a consultant with an environmental engineering company.
She previously spent 16 years as a planner with a local Conservation Authority and has extensive experience relating to private servicing, natural hazards (flooding and slope stability), natural heritage, wetlands and watercourses, land division and agricultural resource issues. She has appeared before the Committee of Adjustment many times and worked with municipal staff, community associations, private land owners and land owner groups on controversial matters.
She obtained her undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies: Rural Land Planning and Resource Management at Carleton University in 1999 and Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning at Queens University in 2007.
Ms. Chandler has lived in the rural, suburban and urban areas of Ottawa for more than 45 years, and completed building a family home in 2017. She has a keen interest in good process and decision making, the pragmatic implementation of policies for intent and purpose, and respect for the variety of communities and landscapes that make up the City of Ottawa.
Scott Hindle, BES, JD, MCIP, RPP is a lawyer, notary, and urban planner. He currently works for the federal government as an Advisor/Economist in the Treasury Board Secretariat’s Government Operations Sector advancing and providing oversight of various federal government real property files.
Scott brings to the committee a combination of private sector experience in land development and law, coupled with public sector experience working in land use, operations, and regulation at Parks Canada, ISED, and TBS.
Scott is a Registered Professional Planner and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. He is called to the Ontario bar and an Ontario notary. Scott obtained his undergraduate degree in Planning from the University of Waterloo in 2011, and his law degree from the University of Victoria in 2017. He has also studied internationally at the universities of Hong Kong and Sydney (Australia).
Born and raised in Ottawa, Scott is also an avid curler.
Steven Lewis "coming soon"
Born and raised in Ottawa, Heather began her career in an administrative role with the Community Funds and Councils of Canada (United Way of Canada) which lead to her involvement in various fund-raising activities over the years.
Heather then joined the Committee of Adjustment for the City of Ottawa and spent 42 years with the Committee, the last 19 years as Secretary-Treasurer. This experience has provided Heather with a sound and specialized knowledge of the City’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law as well as other municipal planning and building processes and regulations.
Heather currently sits as a Panel One Member on the Committee of Adjustment, and is a past Board Member of the Kanata Lakes Community Association.
Julia Markovich "coming soon"
Bonnie Oakes Charron
Bonnie Oakes Charron, MLIS, FGOV, is a governance specialist who has been recognized with two civic awards for her volunteer service to school and community organizations in the City of Ottawa. Her interest in community planning and development led her to serving at the regional level, as a liaison from her local community groups to the Ottawa-Carleton Assembly of School Councils and the Federation of Citizen's Associations.
Bonnie is currently a Roster Appointee for Accreditation Panels at the Ontario College of Teachers, and previously served as a Member of its Governing Council. She is active in the nonprofit sector where she is serving a second term on the Board of Directors at a local theatre company.
Bonnie has lived in the Ottawa area for over 25 years, and formerly held roles in the public sector in the areas of secretariat administration, parliamentary procedure, public policy, and corporate governance.
Bonnie holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from Western University and is a graduate of the Board Education Program (FGOV) at the Canadian Board Diversity Council. She is a member of the Society of Ontario Adjudicators and Regulators, Women Get on Board, and the Society of Nonprofit Board Directors.
Terry Otto "coming soon"
Martin Vervoort BA LLB is a lawyer and is currently in-house legal counsel for lnterRent REIT and CLV Group Prior to that he was in private practice with a small local Ottawa law firm for approximately 25 years, primarily practicing in the areas of real estate and corporate commercial law.
He has extensive Committee of Adjustment experience and served as Secretary and Chair of the Township of Goulbourn Committee of Adjustment prior to 2000, and previously was Chair of the City of Ottawa Committee of Adjustment (2003-2006) arid Vice-Chair (2000-2003 and 2014-2018}.
His community involvement includes being the past President of the Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival, and The Canadian Mental Health Association - Ottawa Branch, and as a volunteer coach with the Goulbourn Basketball Association.
Colin S. V. White
A long time resident of the Barrhaven community and graduate of Carleton University, Colin White joined the City of Ottawa Committee of Adjustment following a successful career in regional and municipal planning focused on a broad spectrum of development review, planning policy work and planning program team management.
Colin’s early career included service in Alberta with the Red Deer Regional and Edmonton Regional Planning Commissions. His positions with the former City of Nepean included many years ‘service as planning advisor to the municipality’s Committee of Adjustment as well as periods of service as its Secretary-Treasurer. In his capacity serving the Nepean Committee Colin was required to prepare evidence and provide testimony as an expert planning witness before the Ontario Municipal Board on matters that were elevated to that tribunal.
Prior to municipal amalgamation Colin served as Nepean’s Acting Director of Current Planning before transitioning into his role as Program Manager, Development Review with the City of Ottawa. In this position Colin was responsible for providing direction and supervision to professional planning and engineering staff responsible for the provision of planning and engineering advice and services on behalf of the municipality.
In retirement, in addition to his service with the City of Ottawa Committee of Adjustment, Colin continues part time work on private sector planning projects in and around the City.
Stan Wilder is a retired municipal policy planner serving his second term as a member of the urban panel of the Committee of Adjustment.
Stan holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Georgraphy and Urban Studies. He was employed by the City of Ottawa for over 35 years, holding varying positions in Planning and Development as well as Housing development.
He is currently a board member of CAHDCO, a not for profit real estate development corporation.
Michael Wildman, MCIP, RPP, CET, CMO, Dipl. MM, is the President of Municipal Government Wayfinders Ltd.
He is a former municipal Chief Administrative Officer with a more than 30-year municipal career which has included working for small, mid-size and large municipalities at the lower, upper and single tier levels. More than half of his career has been as an executive municipal manager practicing in land development.
Michael is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners, a Registered Professional Planner, a certified member of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists, a Certified Municipal Officer, and a graduate of the Professional Facilitator Program. Michael is also a graduate of the Executive Diploma in Municipal Management, with honours. In 2017, Michael was elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks & Treasurers of Ontario.
In 2009, Michael was awarded the provincial George Burwash Langford Memorial Award and in 2014 Michael received the OACETT Publications Award. In May 2019, Michael authored an article on Municipal Strategic Planning in Municipal World Magazine, a national publication. Michael has presented and facilitated at conferences, webinars, and professional events including the Ontario East Municipal Conference about Downtown Revitalization. Michael has been a life-long resident of the City of Ottawa.
Kathleen Willis, RPP (Ret) has over 40 years of experience in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario in land development, municipal planning and private consulting. As President of Kathleen Willis Consulting Ltd, which she founded in 2000, she and her team provided land development, project management and land use planning assistance primarily to private sector clients. A recent two-year sabbatical in New Zealand led to the business being placed in dormancy and shortly after her return to Canada, she ceased consulting.
Previously, Kathleen was Senior Vice President and General Manager of Ottawa operations for a major North American land development and house-building corporation, managing all operations including feasibility analysis, land acquisition, community design, development approvals, servicing, lot sales, house sales, marketing, house construction and after sales service. Early in her career, she worked as a Planner in a number of municipalities in the Ottawa area and for another major land development company.
Kathleen is also concurrently serving a term as Vice Chair of the Ottawa Community Lands Development Corporation.