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Cindy Welsh MCIP, RPP

Cindy Welsh MCIP, RPP


Region 5: Ontario



Cindy Welsh is a land use planner who is passionate about the planning profession. 

She has held progressive leadership and management roles in her 20 plus years of experience, in public service, at municipal and provincial levels.  Cindy’s experience includes municipal and policy planning, health planning and economic development. She has held volunteer positions with non-profit organizations including Chair/Vice-chair of OPPI's Northern District Leadership Team, Timmins Non-profit Housing Corporation and the Ontario Public Health Association Built Environment Working Group.

Cindy was first elected to the CIP Board of Directors in 2016 as the Ontario Region Director.  Cindy is committed to the principles and practices of sound governance, strong leadership, transparency and consultation with the CIP membership and hopes to continue on in this role as Ontario Region Director for the next three years. Through Cindy’s collaborative style of leadership, in her role as a CIP Director, she has helped carve out a new solid and relevant role for the national institute and looks forward to continuing on with this important work.

Cindy serves as the Manager of Planning with the City of Timmins, a position she has held for the past five years. She holds a Master of Public Health Degree (Lakehead University), Bachelor of Environmental Studies – Honours Urban and Regional Planning – Co-operative Program Degree (University of Waterloo) and a Bachelor of Arts – Geography Degree (Carleton University). Cindy joined as a student member and became a full member of CIP and a Registered Professional Planner in Ontario in 1997.

Expression of Interest

As a CIP voting member in good standing, I wish to continue to serve on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute of Planners as Ontario Region Director.  It has been an honour and privilege to work with the Board and serve the national membership for the past two years.  I have a strong appreciation of the work that has been done to date in strengthening the national institute. 

With a renewed vision and new strategic plan in place, CIP requires strong leadership to move forward.  I have and can continue to contribute effectively to this. I also have and will continue to commit the time and effort required as a Board member to move the institute forward.

As a Director, I will continue to work closely and collaboratively with OPPI on issues of mutual interest for both memberships as well as the other PTIAs within Canada.

I have contributed effectively to the regular CIP Board business as well as my work on the CIP Governance Committee and Board Liaison with the CIP Healthy Communities Committee.

I am excited about the opportunity to continue serving CIP members to help move forward with the Institute's renewed vision, both nationally and internationally.  I believe I have the skills, knowledge, understanding and time commitment to do so.

I also wish to thank five of my Ontario colleagues, from different parts of the Province, who agreed to nominate me to serve on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

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