APPI Event - Panel New Planning Leaders on the Block

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Re-imagine. Plan. Build. This is the vision set forth for the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. But what does this mean and look like for some of regional municipalities? How is growth being managed in a rural context vs urban context? What innovative ideas might be hiding in plain sight in our backyards? Join TJ Auer, Manager, Planning and Economic Development (Town of Morinville), as he dishes with Teaka Broughm (City of Leduc), Natasha De Sandi (Parkland County), and Lyndsay Francis (City of Fort Saskatchewan) on what makes their communities great, the exciting projects brewing, and learn more about the municipalities around the region!


Teaka Broughm, BCD(hon), MPA, MCIP, RPP (she/her), Director, Planning and Economic Development, City of Leduc

Teaka is a people-first leader who views community building as a critical way to achieve the environmental, social, and governance outcomes public sector organizations strive for. She has supported public sector organizations for over a decade through strategic land use planning, policy, and partnerships. She currently leads a team of talented city-building and economic development professionals in the City of Leduc, Alberta. Her work allows her to foster collaborative environments where teams solve complex problems with skill and creativity. Teaka holds a Bachelor of Community Design with honours in Environmental Planning from Dalhousie University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Victoria.


Natasha De Sandi, MPlan (she/her), Senior Long Range Planner, Parkland County

Natasha has been working in the planning realm for approximately 10 years with waves throughout the private and public sector within Alberta. Her work experience is predominantly in statutory plan development and implementation. This helps Natasha bring a unique perspective to the different scales of planning and how long-range planning decisions impact on the ground development. Currently, Natasha is working on the completion of a multi-year MDP amendment which will include a County Technical Growth Study and Highway Corridor Analysis.

Natasha enjoys solving problems. With the phase out of coal and the shift to alternative energy production, it is important for planners to be proactive and think of innovative ways to support growth and diversify their economy through thoughtful land use planning. Planners should never place themselves in boxes; alike to plants, ideas can’t grow in the dark.


Lyndsay Francis, RPP, MCIP (They/She), Senior Planner, City of Fort Saskatchewan

Lyndsay is a queer millennial planner who believes we do our best work when we bring our true selves into our roles. By day Lyndsay works in communities creating and implementing planning policies and by night building social community through events, fundraisers, and drag performances. Merging their lived experience as a queer person and professional experience as a Planner, Lyndsay incorporates an inclusive lens into their work. Lyndsay graduated from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Community Design with honours in Urban Design Studies. Lyndsay is a Registered Professional Planner with over 8 years’ experience and focuses on putting the community into community design.

11:30am – Arrive and eat 

12:00pm – 1:00pm Panel Discussion

Registration includes soup and sandwich buffet

This event qualifies for 1.0 CPL units



June 19th, 2023 from 11:30 AM to  1:00 PM
UofA University Club
11435 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton, AB
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Event Fee(s)
APPI Member CA$35.00
Non Member CA$45.00
Student CA$0.00