Tim Sellars has lived and worked in the Yukon for over 30 years. His first job in Yukon was working as a mapping technician for the Yukon Land Use Planning Commission, supporting the Greater Kluane Land Use Planning process. Since that time, Tim has worked in land use planning, integrated resource management, policy, and communications for various departments within the Government of Yukon. Tim volunteers with the ski patrol, is an avid cyclist, and plays ‘cello with the Problematic Orchestra.
Nicole has been working on the Dawson Regional Plan file for 3 years and is based out of Whitehorse. She has an eclectic professional background and happily landed in the Yukon and the world of regional planning in 2016 when she graduated from the University of Toronto. Nicole is enthusiastic about finding opportunities in planning that that improve environmental and social conditions through land use practices and processes. Knitting, hiking and canoeing are the things that she loves best (although, not at the same time... that wouldn't end well!).
Charlotte is a newcomer to the Yukon, moving to the Territory in June 2021 to take up a planning role with the City of Dawson before joining the Commission as a Land Use Planner. In this short time she has grown to love the Dawson Region and, along with her husband and 3 cats, has made it her permanent home. Prior to moving to the Yukon, Charlotte was a Traffic Engineer and Transport Planner for Transport for London. Emigrating in 2018 to join her husband, she completed a Masters in Planning at Queen’s University, graduating in May 2020. Outside of work, Charlotte loves hiking and exploring her new home, experimenting in the kitchen and building Lego models (she is a self-confessed nerd!).
Senior Liaison Committee (SLC)
The mandate of the SLC is to provide coordinated, senior level, governmental input, advice and support to the Commission as may be required to address issues in the preparation of the plan including:
- Acting as the primary conduit between the Commission and governments on political matters related to the preparation of the land use plan;
- Providing input and advice to the Commission regarding relevant government issues, policies, programs and initiatives for consideration in the preparation of the plan; and
- Responding to any questions the Commission may have on policy matters.
Technical Working Group (TWG)
The mandate of the TWG is to provide coordinated technical information and support to the Commission including:
- Acting as the primary point of contact between the Commission and governments on technical matters related to the preparation of the land use plan;
- Providing technical input and advice to the Commission regarding relevant Yukon Government and Tr'ondek Hwech'in issues, policies, programs and initiatives for consideration in the preparation of the plan; and
- Coordinating delivery of information to and from the Parties.
Sam Skinner, Yukon Land Use Planning Council
Natasha Ayoub, Tr'ondek Hwech'in
Lee Whalen, Tr'ondek Hwech'in
Larissa Lychenko, Yukon Energy Mines and Resources
Amber Church, Yukon Environment
Yukon Land Use Planning Council
The Yukon Land Use Planning Council (YLUPC) advocates for land use planning as a comprehensive means of addressing cultural, social, economic and environmental sustainability. The YLUPC promotes an open, fair and public process carried out by all Yukoners, as set out in Yukon First Nation Final Agreements.
The YLUPC makes recommendations to government and each affected Yukon First Nation regarding:
land use planning, including policies, goals and priorities in the Yukon
identification of planning regions and priorities for the preparation of regional land use plans
General Terms of Reference, including timeframes, for each regional land use planning commission
the boundary of each planning region
other matters that governments and each affected Yukon First Nation may agree
The YLUPC will assist the Commission by providing orientation and training to Commission members; reviewing and recommending annual workplans and budgets; providing human resource and financial administration support; and participating on the Technical Working Group and Senior Liaison Committee (as requested).
Tess McLeod - Council of Yukon First Nations Nominee
Lois Craig, Council Member - Yukon Government Nominee