Who’s Who and What’s New at Vancouver City Hall


Event details:

6:00pm PST on Wednesday, January 18, 2017
9:00pm PST on Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Vancouver Club
915 West Hastings Street
Vancouver BC V6C 1C6

Who’s Who and What’s New at Vancouver City Hall

News Release: Three New General Managers Appointed

January 18 2017 Vancouver LAI Dinner & Speakers

Please join Moderator Dr Ann McAfee and a panel of recently-appointed General Managers, Gil Kelley, Kaye Matheny-Krishna and Kathleen Llewellyn-Thomas for a presentation and discussion of the City of Vancouver's key current issues, policies, objectives and initiatives.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Vancouver Club – President’s East Room
4th Floor, 915 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

No-host bar starts at 6:00, Dinner at 6:30, Discussion all evening long
Cost: $85 for Vancouver Chapter Members; $95 for Guests

Gil Kelley

City of Vancouver General Manager of Planning, Urban Design, and Sustainability

Gil Kelley, FAICP, has served as the Director of Citywide Planning for the City of San Francisco, the Director of Planning for the City of Portland, and Director of Planning and Development for the City of Berkeley.  He has also maintained a planning consultancy and continues to advise on urban development strategies, including economic development, neighborhood and downtown revitalization, waterfront development, urban design and sustainability.

Mr. Kelley has continuously promoted civic engagement and innovative thinking in his public and private work.

He served as Practitioner-in-Residence at the School of Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University and has taught planning and negotiation master classes at the University of Amsterdam. He is a member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners.



Kaye Matheny Krishna

City of Vancouver General Manager of Development Services, Buildings, and Licensing

Kaye Krishna leads the City of Vancouver’s efforts to transform the permitting and licensing processes and improve service and turnaround times for applicants. She is also responsible for several key policy issues, including management of liquor licensing and the regulatory framework for marijuana dispensaries.

Kaye is a former chief of staff and deputy commissioner for strategy and operations with New York City’s Department of Housing Preservation. She helped draft New York’s 10-year housing marketplace plan. Most recently she has been with HR&A Advisors where she was the strategy partner for the 100 Resilient Cities program. In 2014 Kaye was included in Urban Land’s 40 Under 40 group, which recognizes high achievers in the planning profession.


Kathleen Llewellyn Thomas

City of Vancouver General Manager of Community Services

Kathleen oversees departments focused on the City’s physical, social, and cultural development, most notably, Housing Policy and Projects and the ongoing evolution of the City’s Housing and Homelessness Strategy. She brings a wealth of experience to her position from her 35 year history in land use planning, engineering design and construction, social and affordable housing, infrastructure asset management, transit, culture and social policy.

Kathleen is a licensed professional engineer, who prior to her role at The City of Vancouver held positions that included Strategic Policy Advisor and acting City Engineer to the City of Halifax, Chief Operating Officer for the Toronto Community Housing Corporation, and Commissioner of Transportation and Community Planning for York Region. Kathleen is a member of Lambda Alpha International having recently transferred to the Vancouver Chapter from the Simcoe (Toronto) Chapter. 


E-Mail your reply to clwong1264@shaw.ca or call Christina Wong at 604.652.4893 to confirm your attendance. Fax: 604.298.0398