Jody Rechenmacher, P.Eng., is a Community Consultant and Principal with Urban Systems Ltd. Jody works with municipalities and First Nations to lead and facilitate the development of service-focused management programs, strategies, and plans that span all types of community services. Her expertise is in navigating complex problems that require both a technical and a social lens, with an emphasis on asset management and climate action.
Her experience includes organizational strategic planning; developing asset management policy, strategies, and frameworks; defining, measuring, and tracking performance of service levels; facilitating strategic, system, and asset risk assessments; writing comprehensive asset management plans; and strategic communication and capacity building for asset management. All these efforts have included a lens of climate resilience in recent years, as communities look for practical ways to implement actions needed to adapt to climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Jody has been the lead author on public asset management resources for Asset Management BC, the Association of Urban Municipalities of Alberta and Rural Municipalities of Alberta, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. She has developed and run province-wide training workshops on asset management for municipal elected officials and staff of First Nation governments and municipalities.
Jody recently completed a six-year term as a director on the board of Urban Matters CCC.