Blogger Profile - Paige Agnew
My name is Paige Agnew and I am the director of planning, building & licensing services for the City of Kingston. My team and I have the privilege of providing our City with guidance and strategies for building a vibrant future. It is a responsibility we take seriously, and approach with enthusiasm and a strong commitment to helping Kingston achieve its goal of becoming Canada's most sustainable city.
I joined the planning profession in 2002, while working on my master's degree in planning at the University of Guelph. Through undergraduate studies in environment and resource studies at the University of Waterloo, I developed a passion to understand all that contributes to making a strong community. The intersection of a community with a sense of place and where the natural environment, economy and culture thrive have all motivated my career significantly.
I spent seven years working as a planning consultant for several consulting firms in Ontario with a focus on land-use and environmental planning. In 2009, I took the position as the associate director of capital planning and sustainability at St. Lawrence College. During my time there, I oversaw the capital-planning and space-management portfolio for all three campuses, including infrastructure replacement and development of the college's first sustainability plan.
My experience working with the City of Kingston as a customer informs my work as part of the team responsible for providing that customer experience.
Perhaps most important of all, I am a member of the community. Kingston has become home for my family over the last 10 years. The vitality and sustainability of our community is critical to ensuring that Kingston remains a place where we want to live, work, play and experience all that life has to offer.