Board of Directors


Alisha Mody, RPP, MCIP

Alisha is the Manager of Planning and Development for the Town of Peace River. She has expertise in strategic and regulatory planning, and policy development and dabbles in urban design and transportation planning. Alisha has a Masters of Planning degree from the UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning.

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Vice Chair (North)

Nick Pryce, RPP, MCIP


Nick is the Director of V3’s Planning Group and has over 20years of planning experience in New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom.  His has worked in both the private and public sectors with experiences in public engagement/facilitation, sustainable development, transportation, governance, mixed land use development, climate change and commercial and residential development. Nick’s specializes in the area of policy and regulatory work.

[email protected] 587.754.2101


Vice-Chair (South)

Hilary Janzen, RPP, MCIP

Hilary Janzen

Hilary Janzen has been the Senior Planner with Lethbridge County since 2013.  Hilary enjoys the challenges and opportunities that working for a rural municipality can bring.  She has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Queen's University.  

[email protected]  403-380-1580



Nathan Petherick, RPP, MCIP



Candace Banack, RPP, MCIP

Candace Banack

Candace Banack is a Senior Policy Planner with the Town of Cochrane. She works on various long range policy and current planning projects within the Town.

[email protected]  403.851.2578

 Katherine Currie, RPP, MCIP

Katherine was educated in Saskatoon and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Regional and Urban Development. Prior to moving to Alberta for a career in planning, she served on the Saskatoon SDAB for approximately 3 years. Worked in Alberta since 1999 in the capacity of Development Officer (Yellowhead County and New Era Municipal Planning Services), Planning Assistant (City of Lloydminster) and as an oil & gas Land Administrator for a land agent business in Irma. Since 2004 she has been the Director of Planning and Development for the Town of Bonnyville. Current memberships held are with APPI/CIP, CPAA and ADOA. Was a Board member for ADOA for 10 years and served as President & Past President for 7 years. I enjoy travelling, reading and crafting.


Nick Lapp, RPP, MCIP

Nick Lapp

Nick is a Director of Planning with the County of Grande Prairie.
[email protected] 780.830.8897

Cody Lowry

Cody is a Director, Business Development for Chandos Construction. He spent his business time connecting with municipalities, developers, consultants and business owners. His interest tends to be towards developing and, particularly, in rural communities. It could be because he grew up in Ponoka. My former career was in commercial real estate and consulting on land development.


Geoff Tiffin

Geoff Tiffin started his municipal career in 2008 after graduating from the University of Guelph with an Honours Bachelor of Science and Engineering and moving to Alberta. Since then he has worked for the County of Newell in various departments, primarily as Manager of Engineering Services, managing major capital projects such as transportation, water, sewer, and storm infrastructure, rural addressing, municipal census, and a $54 million rural water distribution system. In 2019, Geoff took over management of the Planning, Development and Engineering Services department. The department is currently undergoing a re-structuring and process overhaul to improve on the efficiency of the services they provide.  Geoff has three young children and lives on a small acreage outside Brooks.


Mary-Ellen Tyler PhD, CSLA

Mary Ellen has forty years of Canadian and International experience in a variety of community planning, regional planning, environmental planning and planning education roles. She has worked in both the private and government sectors and has been a tenured professor at three Canadian Universities. Mary -Ellen has worked in community development and local services delivery with rural and remote First Nations communities and Tribal Councils in British Columbia and Yukon, urban and rural regional municipalities in Ontario, Manitoba, and Alberta. She has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in planning policy, regional planning, environmental planning, and professional planning practice at the Universities of Waterloo, Manitoba, and Calgary. She is a former Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Design (EVDS) and currently serves as interim Associate Dean (Planning and Landscape Architecture) in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape (formerly EVDS) at the University of Calgary. 


Kelly Vandenberghe

Kelly V


Kelly is a Division 3 Councillor for Leduc County. Kelly is serving his first term on Municipal council elected in 2017. Serving a volunteer firefighter with Leduc County for a number of years, Kelly has worked in the heavy equipment & industrial auction industry for 30 years predominantly with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers and is a freelance auctioneer. Kelly lives and operates a hobby farm in the rural raising alpacas, beef cattle, pork and poultry. Mountain riding on horseback and fishing in remote streams is a passion. Photography, videography and a commercial licenced drone pilot fill in the balance of his time.

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Student Directors

Tara Slater

University of Alberta


Oliver Prcic

University of Calgary


Oliver is currently pursuing a Master of Planning at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape within the University of Calgary. His previous education is an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies also obtained from the University of Calgary. Some of his passions for study include sustainable design, transportation planning and historical preservation



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