Amanda Mitchell creates opportunities for people to connect to their city. She has over a decade of experience designing public engagement processes that meaningfully involve public voices in policy decisions.
Amanda is currently a public engagement specialist at the City of Vancouver where she supports staff across the organization on their public engagement processes, offering training and strategic guidance. In this capacity, she has been involved with over 60 projects from community plans to policy development.
Amanda is on the board of the International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Canada and she is a co-founder of a community of practice for Canadian municipal public engagement practitioners. She has led engagement training for the Swedish Green Building Council in Stockholm and co-authored a chapter about the Greenest City engagement process in a recent planning textbook, Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach, published by Oxford University Press.
She holds a BSc in environmental science from the University of Guelph and a Master of Advanced Studies in architecture from the University of British Columbia.