Staff

Devin Diano - CEO:  

Devin’s background in planning began in the City of Lethbridge where he graduated in 2016 from the University of Lethbridge with a degree in urban and regional planning. Devin began his planning career at the City of Lethbridge where he worked in the planning department while completing his degree and continued into a full-time role after graduation. Devin joined Palliser Regional Municipal Services in May 2018 as a Planner I and quickly took on many responsibilities above and beyond the position, leading into the Senior Planner position for Palliser.  Through his role as Senior Planner he has also taken many additional responsibilities and gained accelerated experience that has given him a great foundation and understanding of the overall operations and management of the organization.

Kari Bott - Office Manager:

Kari joined Palliser Regional Municipal Services as an Executive Assistant in January 2008. She has over 25 years of office administration experience within the banking industry and the municipal sector.  Kari’s responsibilities at Palliser are varied from financial administration to desktop publishing, while providing administrative support in order to deliver quality planning services to PRMS' shareholder-member municipalities and their ratepayers.

Tracy Woitenko - Senior Planner:

Tracy joined Palliser in June 2022 as the Senior Policy Planner following 15 years working as a Planner in the Bow Valley area of the Canadian Rockies. It was her passion for mountain sports that brought her early in her planning career to Canmore where she gained extensive urban and rural planning experience working for the Town of Canmore and the Municipal District of Bighorn. Her primary focus has been preparing statutory plans and land use bylaws and other planning policy documents, as well as processing large subdivisions and development permit applications. Tracy’s role at Palliser continues to be the preparation and review of statutory plans and land use bylaws, providing advice and recommendations on general planning matters, and assisting with subdivision applications.

Garry Wilson - Planner II:

Garry began his employment with Palliser in 1995 by filling a contract position for six months to provide assistance to the Senior Technologist at the time.  The position was extended due to a maternity leave of the person in a junior position and he later filled the permanent position when they chose not to return after their absence.  In the winter of 2005, after the planner at the time moved on, Garry moved into the position of reviewing subdivisions and providing reports and related duties to both the municipalities and applicants.

Vacant - GIS Coordinator:

 

Linda Taylor - Safety Codes Administrator

Linda joined Palliser Regional Municipal Services as the Safety Codes Administrator in October 2023. She had been working with the Safety Codes permitting for over 12.5 years with the Town of Drumheller as the Safety Codes Clerk for the Town of Drumheller and Palliser Regional Municipal Services.

Delayne Bankhead - Office Clerk

Delayne joined Palliser Regional Municipal Services as the Office Clerk in January 2024. She has been employed in different roles at the Special Areas Board main office for the past two years. Delayne’s recent experience working within their property administration department has equipped her with the knowledge to provide assistance to all departments of PRMS. 

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