Canadian Institue Of Planners

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W. Frank Flanagan FCIP

Frank has been a professional engineer and urban planner since 1972. His career has encompassed a wide variety of projects and assignments for the public and private sectors as well as academia. He was a consultant for 30 years, a planning director for 13 years and a university lecturer over 37 of those years.
Frank graduated in Civil Engineering from the University of New Brunswick in 1970 and with a Masters in City Planning from the University of Manitoba in 1972. He returned to his hometown of Fredericton with ADI Limited where he started their Planning Division and remained there for 14 years responsible for a wide variety of planning projects throughout Atlantic Canada and Ontario. He became a partner in FGA Consultants in 1986. For two of those years he also served as the Executive Director of the Commission on Land Use and The Rural Environment for the McKenna government dealing with recommendations for the implementation of a new structure and policies for provincial and regional planning related to sustainable development for settlement, natural resources and the natural environment.
In 2000 Frank turned his attention to the public sector and became the Director of Development Services for the City of Fredericton where he was responsible for Planning and Development, Building Inspection and By-law Enforcement, Parking Services, Tourism and Heritage and Culture. During his tenure, Economic Development and the Sustainable Development Divisions were added. The Department eventually grew into the Department of Growth and Community Services which added Recreation and Parks and Trees. In 2011 Frank was asked as a Fellow to take on the preparation of a Climate Change Report Card as part of CIP's Climate Change Initiatives as a model for Canadian Municipalities.  Frank retired from full-time employment with the City in 2013 and went back to consulting on a part-time basis with exp Services Inc.
From 1972 to 2000 Frank also developed and taught Urban Planning courses in the Civil Engineering Department at UNB where he valued the contact with students and referred several of his students on to graduate work at various planning schools in Canada.
Frank was also active in his Professional Associations holding executive, board and committee positions of the Professional Engineers Assoc. of N.B. and the Atlantic Planners Institute and CIP in which he was inducted as a Fellow in 2003. He was also very active in his community serving on the Executive and Boards of the United Way, the YMCA, the Chamber of Commerce, Government House Advisory Committee and was President of the N.B. Tennis Association. He was active in many sports including tennis, hockey and golf. For tennis he was inducted as either a player or builder to the Fredericton Sports Wall of Fame, the N.B. Tennis Hall of Fame, and the Tennis Canada Hall of Fame.