The City of Calgary welcomes Rollin Stanley as our new General Manager of Planning, Development, and Assessment. Rollin comes to us with 30 years of planning experience in the US and Canada, most recently with Washington DC’s Montgomery County, where he developed a reputation for inspiring innovation and ensuring high quality design and development. Rollin brings a fresh perspective on strategic urban growth that focuses on quality of life, land-use, and economics.
The timing for Rollin’s arrival couldn’t be better. Through a process called Plan It Calgary, City Council has already established a solid foundation for the future, with a forward-thinking transportation and land use plan. Rollin can focus his knowledge on implementing those plans, with the help of communities and the development industry.
Many Ward 7 residents and community associations have spoken to my office about the issues they encounter during redevelopment. As the chairperson of the Planning and Urban Development Committee and a member of Calgary Planning Commission, I will be working with Rollin on transforming the planning process.
Rollin’s first task is to work with the various departments under his leadership on how to improve the quality of decision-making while making it more efficient and user-friendly. Our office has already seen some positive changes. Rollin has gone on several walkabouts with Ward 7 communities to better understand their needs and aspirations, and I have arranged a meeting this fall with Rollin and community association representatives to further explore ideas.
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