Dawn De Vries
RTPI SW Senior Vice Chair 2019
RTPI SW Planning Aid Working Group
Dawn is a Principal Planning Officer for Sedgemoor District Council including managing the Area Team, and overseeing the registration process. She started her career as a Modern Apprentice for the I.W. County Council thus underlining her full support for the range of apprenticeships available, including in Town and County Planning. Gaining her Masters in Spatial Planning via day release at Oxford Brookes, and becoming RTPI accredited, she and her family moved 'off isle' to Somerset in 2015, progressing from a Senior into Principal role. She gained a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership in 2018. Through her involvement with the RTPI SW Regional Activities she has promoted Planning Aid; organised and delivered CPD events for volunteers; and worked with Plymouth University determining awareness and outreach opportunities. 2019 sees more involvement in the RTPI SW Planning Awards and CPD programme. She still manages to enjoy fun times with her Family and pets.