I am a Local Government relation’s specialist with more than fifteen years of senior executive experience with municipal government at senior political and bureaucratic levels.
Prior to opening my own practice I served as Chief of Staff for Toronto Mayor Mel Lastman. Throughout my twelve year career at City Hall I developed a strong reputation as a skilled consensus builder between diverse interests while at the same time developing and maintaining strong relationships with senior levels of government, private sector organizations and the media.
Since 2003, in private practice I have worked on a wide range of development applications. While on my own I have earned and proudly maintain a reputation with City staff, politicians, and clients that have come to respect me on my principled approach and facility to achieve results. I have developed a track record in managing complex developments through the municipal approval process with a high success rate.
In over twelve years of practice, I have only been involved in full OMB hearing less than a handful of times for files that I have worked on.
I have a degree in Urban and Regional Planning and the President of Slobodsky Associates.
Slobodsky Associates has represented clients with varied and complex projects