Vincent Lalonde and John Sidnell represent MMCD on Green Infrastructure Partnership Steering Committee
NEWS RELEASE: Raymond Fung, Chair of the Green Infrastructure Partnership (GIP), is pleased to announce that Vincent Lalonde and John Sidnell will represent the Master Municipal Construction Documents Association (MMCD) on the GIP Steering Committee. Vincent and John succeed Paul Ham and Neil Nyberg as the MMCD representative and alternate on the GIP, respectively.
“I am also pleased to announce that Paul Ham will continue to serve on the GIP Steering Committee in the role of Past-Chair and wise elder,” stated Raymond Fung. “This means that we will continue to benefit from Paul’s wisdom and experience, even though he has retired from local government.” Paul Ham was with the City of Surrey for over 30 years, where he had a distinguished career and rose to City Engineer.
About Vincent Lalonde
Vincent Lalonde is the General Manager of Engineering with the City of Surrey. Vincent joined the City in 1997 and has held several positions in the Engineering Department over the last 11 years, including Division Manager responsible for Utilities and Transportation. Before joining Surrey, Vincent worked for both the BC and federal governments.
“Vincent Lalonde worked with Paul Ham to pioneer implementation of green infrastructure in the City of Surrey, and is recognized as a local government leader in the Metro Vancouver engineering community,” explained Raymond Fung. “The Steering Committee is excited to have Vince on board because he brings passion, energy and commitment to the partnership.”
About John Sidnell
John Sidnell is a Vice-President and Senior Project Manager with CitiWest Consulting Ltd. He has 30 years of project experience in western Canada, specializing in municipal drainage infrastructure projects.
“John’s experience covers the full range of engineering practice, from developing master plans and municipal design criteria to implementing both piped and natural drainage systems,” observed Raymond Fung. “The Steering Committee is looking to John to be a bridge to both the consulting engineering and land development communities.”
About the Green Infrastructure Partnership
Formed in 2003, the Green Infrastructure Partnership is a consortium of four organizations that share a vision of making green infrastructure practices more prevalent in communities across British Columbia. The mission of the Green Infrastructure Partnership is to provide leadership and encourage others to implement 'design with nature' design practices and regulation province-wide. The Steering Committee comprises:
- Raymond Fung (Director of Engineering & Transportation, District of West Vancouver), Chair, representing the Water Sustainability Committee of the British Columbia Water & Waste Association (BCWWA)
- Paul Ham (formerly General Manager, Engineering, City of Surrey), Past-Chair
- Kim Stephens, Program Coordinator, representing the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia and the BCWWA Water Sustainability Committee
- Dale Wall, Deputy Minister, representing Ministry of Community Development
- Karen Rothe, Manager, Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley Growth Strategies, representing Ministry of Community Development
- Susan Rutherford, Staff Lawyer, representing West Coast Environmental Law
- Corino Salomi, Area Manager (Oceans, Habitat & Enhancement Branch, Lower Fraser Area), representing Fisheries & Oceans Canada
- Vincent Lalonde (General Manager, Engineering, City of Surrey), representing Master Municipal Construction Documents Association
- John Sidnell (Vice-President, CitiWest Consulting Ltd), representing Master Municipal Construction Documents Association
Water Sustainability Action Plan
The Green Infrastructure Partnership is a partner in delivering the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia. The Action Plan provides a partnership umbrella for an array of on-the-ground initiatives that promote a 'water-centric' approach to community planning and development.
Posted November 2008