Linda Adams

Bachelor of Science, University of Calgary

Chief Administrative Officer, Islands Trust - .

Linda has been the Chief Administrative Officer of the Islands Trust since 2003 and has worked for the organization since 1991. The Island Trust is a federation of special-purpose local governments with a provincial mandate to preserve and protect the environment and unique amenities of BC's southern coastal islands, through land use planning and conservation.

Prior to her appointment as CAO in 2003, Linda was on the Islands Trust's senior management team, responsible for policy, communications and inter-governmental liaison. Before that, she was the planning manager for Salt Spring Island, leading a team of planners responsible for all community planning and development application approvals. She facilitated development of the Official Community Plan (OCP) for Salt Spring, drafted the plan and managed its implementation program, which included development of a comprehensive new land use bylaw. Salt Spring Island was awarded one of the province's first Green City awards, based on the concepts and implementation of its OCP.

Prior to working for the Islands Trust, Linda worked as a consultant, specializing in environmental planning. She has worked on environmental and socio-economic baseline studies, impact assessments and planning projects throughout BC, Alberta and the Arctic.

Linda holds a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction from the University of Calgary. She is a Member of the Canadian Institute of Planning (Registered Professional Planner), the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators and the Local Government Management Association. She participated in development of the MATI course Community Planning in Local Government Organizations and has been a speaker for the course since its inception. She has taught the basics of community planning to newly elected officials for BC's Local Government Leadership Academy and co-teaches Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills.