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RDNO General Manager of Planning and Building Wins Prestigious Award

Posted Friday, May 24, 2019

The General Manager of Planning and Building at the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO), Rob Smailes, MCIP, RPP, was presented with an award of Individual Achievement - Distinguished Professional Contribution by the Planning Institute of British Columbia (PIBC) on May 8, 2019. PIBC is the professional association of planners in British Columbia and the Yukon.

The award honours professional excellence in the field of Planning across British Columbia and the Yukon. As the recipient of an Individual Achievement award, Smailes was recognized for the impact of his work and “personal commitment to planning”, as stated on the PIBC Website.

“The award confirms what we already knew to be true – we hire the top people in their fields and have a staff of experts that are committed to their communities. This awards was well deserved and we are lucky to have Rob on our team,” said Kevin Acton, Chair of the RDNO Board.

The RDNO Board of Directors recognized Smailes at the May 22, 2019, Regular Board Meeting.

Photo credit: PIBC