Orientation and Training

The new Commission

From April 8-10th, the Commission attended their Orientation and Training workshop in Dawson. Over those days, the new members learned about each other, about their planning task, and started building their team. It was a constructive and often fun few days where the Commission heard many of the  from the leaders from the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in (Chief Roberta Joseph), Government of Yukon (Energy, Mines and Resources Minister Ranj Pillai), members of the Yukon Land Use Planning Council, and past Chairs of other commissions. The Commission also met with support staff, and colleagues within the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in and Government of Yukon. During the "cabin-building exercise", the Commission tried their hand at planning out what (and when) could go into a cabin.

The cabin: too small to fit everything at once!

Special thanks to facilitator John Glynn-Morris and the support from the Yukon Land Use Planning Council.

A summary of the workshop is found here.

DRPC at the Dawson City International Gold Show

On May 17th and 18th the Dawson Regional Planning Commission attended the 2019 Dawson City International Gold Show.  It was a great opportunity for them to introduce themselves the the community and to have meaningful conversations about the future of the Dawson Region.  The Commission will be reaching out to the community often in the coming months.  Keep an eye out around town and on our website for more engagement activities. 



New Dawson Regional Planning Commission Formed

This is the logo of the Dawson Planning CommissionThe Government of Yukon and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in have formed the new Dawson Regional Land Use Planning Commission. The Yukon and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in governments each nominated three people to the six-person Commission in accordance with the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Final Agreement.

The new members of the Commission are:

  • Alice McCulley
  • Angie Joseph-Rear
  • Art Webster
  • Dan Reynolds
  • Debbie Nagano
  • John Flynn

The new Commission will develop a plan for future land use in the region with assistance from the Yukon Land Use Planning Council. The Commission’s work will be guided by the Terms of Reference agreed to by the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and Yukon governments.

Working with the governments and through public participation, the Commission will develop a regional land use plan for Settlement and Non-Settlement Land that is consistent with, and achieves, the objectives of Chapter 11 of the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Final Agreement.

The Yukon Land Use Planning Council will help in the training and orientation of the new members in spring 2019. In addition, the Council will provide technical support in the development of the recommended plan.

Click here to read the full press release.

New Senior Planner Hired

Tim Van Hinte by waterThe Yukon Land Use Planning Council has hired Tim Van Hinte as the Senior Land Use Planner to assist the Dawson Regional Planning Commission. Tim brings a range of planning experience from across Canada and is looking forward to assisting the Commission in developing the regional plan.

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