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Adrian Kopystynski


City of Maple Ridge


The Development Services Division which Adrian manages, includes the heritage planning functions and working with the Pitt Meadows Heritage and Museum Society in broader aspects of building awareness in the community about heritage and promoting heritage conservation in the City. While with the City of Surrey, Adrian was the Senior Planner (Heritage), responsible for heritage planning in the Planning and Development Department, provided staff support to the Surrey Heritage Advisory Commission and liaised with other departments concerning heritage issues in the City. In his professional planning roles over the years, Adrian specializes in developing heritage policies, promoting heritage in relation to tourism and economic development, working with developers to achieve heritage protection and adaptation of heritage buildings, evaluating built heritage and cultural landscapes, managing community heritage registers and preparing statements of significance. Adrian also has public sector experience with development of Official Community Plans and Neighbourhood Concept Plans, Sustainability and Social Planning.