The District of Squamish engaged Robert Barrs, Peter Whitelaw, and Vince Verlaan in 2008. They were given the the responsibility of managing the most complex, significant community planning and engagement process in the history of Squamish. Their role in the Squamish Oceanfront planning process was to engage the community in the planning of an 80-acre brownfield redevelopment site on the Squamish oceanfront. They expertly managed a challenging mix of public and private sector owners. They developed and executed an innovative and thoroughly engaging consultation approach with the community, and they skillfully wove the consultations into successful land-use solutions.
- Cameron Chalmers, Former Director of Planning, District of Squamish