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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WHISTLER CENTRE FOR SUSTAINABILITY
Cheeying is the executive director of the Whistler Centre for Sustainability, and has over 20 years of experience in community planning, strategic planning, engagement and sustainability. She provides strategy, creative process design and engagement for local governments, private sector clients, and non-profit organizations. She develops and executes innovative community development focused programs to support community goals, and works with multi-interdisciplinary teams to deliver project desired outcomes. Prior to her role at the Centre, Cheeying was the Executive Director of Smart Growth BC, the leading province-wide non-governmental organization advancing sustainable land use and development that was largely responsible for getting ‘smart growth’ into planning practice in BC. Cheeying served as a member on the Prime Minister’s External Advisory Committee on Cities and Communities, on a term on the Board of Vancity Credit Union and Vancity Enterprises, and as a member of the Mayor of Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Team. Cheeying is a frequent speaker on leading practices in sustainability strategy, engagement and community planning.