Counsel is proud to announce the promotion of Devan Sommerville to Vice President, Ontario Government Relations. 

In over eight years with Counsel, Devan has taken on progressively senior roles, consistently providing keen insight and delivering results for our Ontario government relations clients. Building on his strong background in land use planning as a key advisor to two Ontario Ministers of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Devan is integral to Counsel’s thriving land development practice. He continues to advocate on behalf of a diverse range of clients across many sectors, including housing, infrastructure & construction, health care, environment, culture, and the emerging and innovative economy. 

Devan is also an instrumental part of Counsel’s ongoing and growing attention on fulfilling the surging demand for Indigenous Engagement services.  

“Devan is the Swiss Army knife of Counsel’s Ontario team,“ said Ontario Practice Lead Michael Ras. “He has a remarkable ability to grasp complex issues, envision a strategic course of action, and pull together what’s needed to get it done – quickly. Numerous clients have commented on the indispensable role he has played on their files.” 

In his new role, Devan will take on increased responsibility within our team of talented, Ontario-based consultants. We look forward to continuing to provide valuable insights and results for our clients in Ontario and across the country. 

Congratulations, Devan!