Commission Team

Citizens Commissions are complex projects intended to provide clear and detailed direction to government. Supported by a project team, the Citizens Commission on Municipal Infrastructure will involve more than 1,500 hours of deliberation by its 36 members over the course of three months.

In order to ensure the impartiality of the process, the Calgary Chamber has commissioned an independent firm, MASS LBP, to house and host the process.

Since 2007, MASS LBP has become one of Canada’s leading authorities in the design of deliberative public programs. In that time, MASS has worked in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario to deliver innovative and impartial public processes to address complex policy issues.


Meet the Commission project team:

Peter MacLeod,
Commission Chair and Principal at MASS LBP

Peter MacLeod is a recognized authority on the changing relationship between citizens and government. Since founding MASS in 2007, he has led some of Canada’s most original and ambitious efforts to engage citizens in tackling tough policy options while pioneering the use of Civic Lotteries and Citizen Reference Panels on behalf of a wide array of clients.

Rachel Magnusson,
Project coordinator

Rachel Magnusson is the Director of MASS West and has been a Senior Facilitator with MASS LBP since 2008. Most recently, Rachel was Chair of the Citizens’ Assembly on the Grandview-Woodland Community Plan—an innovative initiative that put residents at the centre of the community planning process in Vancouver, BC.

Other members of the team include:

  • Alex Way, Curriculum and Program design
  • Christopher Ellis, Civic Lottery Coordinator
  • Danielle Johnston, 
Project Support and Logistics