The Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI) has announced that Jason Ferrigan has become its 2017-2019 president. Ferrigan previously served on the OPPI council as president-elect (2015-2017), as well as two terms as a director from 2013-2015 and 2005-2007. He has also been an active volunteer of OPPI through his many contributions to the Journal, working groups, and committees.
As president, he will work with Council, professional planners, and key stakeholders to advance INSPIRE OPPI – the Institute’s Strategic Plan.
“I look forward to advancing the planning profession in Ontario,” Ferrigan said. “My objective is to help build a strong and vibrant self-regulating profession, ensure that decision makers understand the value of our professional designation, promote positive change in the planning system and ensure that our members have access to the information and tools necessary to support their work.”
Jason Ferrigan is an award-winning planner with 19 years of experience in the public, private, institutional, and non-for-profit sectors. His work has taken him across Ontario, as well as into Quebec, the United States, and the Caribbean, where he successfully completed a wide range of challenging assignments. His efforts have been recognized for excellence and innovation at the provincial and national levels.
Ferrigan currently serves as the director of planning with the City of Greater Sudbury where he is responsible for leading a team of professionals who deliver a comprehensive range of planning services to the community. Prior to this, he served as Laurentian University’s director of planning and capital projects, a senior planner with the City of Greater Sudbury, a planner with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing’s Northeast Municipal Service Office, and a senior planner and associate with Urban Strategies Inc.