Jodie Wacko RPP, MCIP
Vice President, Development | Beaverbrook Communities
JODIE’S EXPERIENCE WITH A WIDE RANGE OF LAND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS AND UNDERSTANDING OF COMMUNITY BUILDING AND THE MUNICIPAL APPROVAL PROCESSES PROVIDE HIM WITH A STRONG SKILL SET IN LAND USE PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT.
Jodie is a professional urban planner with over 20 years of experience in planning and land development projects. He holds a degree from the University of Alberta in Geography and Economics and a Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning from NAIT. His previous roles as a Senior Planner with Strathcona County and Managing Leader of Stantec Edmonton’s Planning and Landscape Architecture Practice have furnished him with insight and appreciation of different aspects of development.
In his current role as Vice President of Development with Beaverbrook, Jodie is responsible for all aspects of the entitlement and development process for Beaverbrook’s 12 land projects as well as the day to day management of Beaverbrook. Drawing on his experience in urban planning and a wide range of land development projects, Jodie has developed a thorough understanding of development in the Capital Region.
An active member of his profession, Jodie served as an elected member of Edmonton’s Urban Development Institute from 2005–2007 and continues to be involved in several industry initiatives, including affordable housing and regionalization as well as sitting as the Chair of UDI Edmonton’s Planning Committee. He is also committed giving back to the community and is proud to dedicate his time to the Stollery Children’s Hospital’s “Tee Up For Tots” Committee and the University of Alberta’s Planning Undergraduate Program Advisory Committee.
As a husband and father of two children, Jodie sees community as an organic place that grows and changes with time, while providing its residents with a sense of place, security, safety, and belonging. Although a community often defies any single definition, a good one can be described as a place that fulfills the needs of the people living within it.