John Kirbyson

John Kirbyson brings more than thirty years of progressive civic experience in parks, recreation and facility planning, design, construction and management, culminating as the Director of Penticton’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Department. John is well versed in municipal operations, regulations, procedures, administration and governance structure and brings expertise in public consultation and community engagement, parks and open space planning, environmental design and sustainable best practices. John has completed a Master’s degree in Resource Management from Simon Fraser University, a Graduate Diploma in Sustainable Community Development from Royal Roads University and is currently enrolled in the Restoration of Natural Systems program at the University of Victoria. John has collaborated with LEES+Associates on a number of parks and recreation masterplanning projects.