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Press Release Loss of Town Team Member

October 2, 2017

It is with profound sadness that I am informing the community of the passing of Planning Director, Alain Cunningham. Alain passed away Friday, peacefully with his wife Jill at his side, after a short illness. Alain was an employee of the Town for 13 years.

He provided policy recommendations and planning management in the period of time that the community had experienced its largest growth and development. Alain brought planning and development expertise to this town that was second to none. His passion for planning was displayed in his doctorate level academic background and carried out in contemporary research and report writing that left Council or the CAO with few questions when it came time to make decisions.

Members of Council, CAOs, the public and developers may not have always agreed with Alain when it came to discussing development projects, but you always knew that Alain had the best interests of the community at heart and his position was supported by the most contemporary planning theory. He challenged all his colleagues to be the best they could be.

Alain didn’t limit his scope of work to only planning matters as he had exceptional project management skills that he brought to the community. His most recent successes included working on the fire hall project, implementation of the Meadowlark subdivision, research and development of the Affordable Housing Policy and “near- market” housing program.

Alain’s planning legacy will live on with the implementation of Southeast Meadowlark Plan he was able to broker with the Agricultural Land Commission that ensured future lands for residential development and community growth.

Alain was a very private man that enjoyed the fruits of labour on his farm outside of Rock Creek and supported his wife Jill in their efforts to provide a good home for numerous rescue animals. He enjoyed the quiet moments of a cup of tea on his deck looking out on the valley, reading his planning books or sharing conversations with wife Jill.

Alain will be missed at the management table and by this community.

On behalf of all staff I offer my condolences to his wife Jill.
May he rest in peace.

Barry Romanko, CLGM
Chief Administrative Officer

Event date: 
Monday, 02 October, 2017
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