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The Town of Lunenburg is pleased to announce the hiring of a full-time Heritage Manager, Arthur MacDonald, MCIP, who will start work on June 21, 2017. Bill Plaskett, who filled this position on a part-time basis since August 2014 will be retiring.
Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and raised in Antigonish, he attended Saint Francis Xavier University where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology. He received a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies and his Masters of Urban and Rural Planning from the Technical University of Nova Scotia (Dalhousie). He began his professional career in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia where he developed the Collins Heritage Conservation District Plan and By-law. He also developed Form Based Planning Codes to help facilitate the inclusion of new developments within the context of their historic downtown. He was the first Heritage Planner for the City of St. John’s where he was instrumental in developing their Heritage Financial Incentives Program and laid the foundation for their Heritage By-law and the City of St. John’s Heritage Charter. He is passionate about design, architecture and our built/cultural heritage. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (MCIP), the Atlantic Planners Institute (API), the Licensed Professional Planners Association of
Nova Scotia (LPP) and the Municipal Development Officers Association of Nova Scotia (MDOANS).
Arthur MacDonald standing in front of the Four Sisters, Designated Heriage Buildilng, St. John's, NL.