Municipal Governance & Operations Experts / Business Planning & Development Professionals
About the Partners
Dean Yaremchuk, RMA CMMA
Dean has over 40 years of direct municipal government service, all at a senior management level, serving in various positions ranging from Director of Parks and Recreation to Director of Planning and Development to CAO to Director of Economic and Community Development. Dean now dedicates all of his time to HMC Management Inc.
As a licensed and certified Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) in Manitoba and Saskatchewan, Dean has provided direct CAO services to several municipalities (urban and rural) and fully and practically understands how Councils and municipal government in general operates and can transform this knowledge to any municipal setting.
While involved in the recreation business, Dean is a charter member of the Canadian Recreation Facilities Council (CRFC). In June 2013, Dean received the CRFC’s Award of Excellence for his outstanding service and contributions from 1986 to1990 as the organization’s founding President.
Dean is a charter member of the Saskatchewan Recreation Facilities Association. He acted as their President for three years and was honoured by the Association with a Life Membership Award in 1990 for his volunteer contributions. In 1987, Dean also Chaired the Saskatchewan Recreation Society (known today as the Saskatchewan Association of Recreation Professionals) and provided leadership and direction to both provincial organizations at the same time.
Dean was recognized by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) in 2002 as their Outstanding Volunteer to FCM’s International Programs, completing eight years of work overseas in the Philippines, primarily in the areas of municipal governance and strategic planning, of which he authored and developed a nationwide resource on that topic. In 2010, Dean also worked for FCM as a municipal expert in strategic planning for Ukraine’s Municipal Local Economic Development Program.
In March 2013, Dean was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal by the Governor-General of Canada, awarded to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to strengthening local government across Canada. Dean was nominated by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) for his international development work completed via FCM’s International Program.
Being on both sides of the table as an administrator and now as a consultant has placed Dean in a unique position to assist HMC’s clients in meeting their needs since he has direct experience and truly understands how local government operates from an elected and administrative perspective.
Inter-municipal relations and relationship building is also an area of strength for Dean. He has many years of direct experience in dealing both with urban and rural municipal council issues and solutions during his municipal government career, having worked directly in the areas of municipal governance, community planning and development (OCP and zoning bylaw administration and management and building inspections in particular), land sales and development and management, joint recreation service delivery, financial inter-relationships including tax sharing agreements, and joint economic development ventures.
Dean brings a tremendous amount of governance and organizational planning and development, project management, land and business development, human resource development and governance, and policy development-related experiences to the HMC partnership.
Dean’s pragmatic and enthusiastic approach, combined with his strong communication and planning skills, dedicated work ethic, and years of experience, allows Dean to be comfortable working with any type of organization to provide practical and useful solutions to issues they may be facing and he sincerely enjoys working with people.
Larry brings a diversified background to the partnership of HMC Management Inc. working initially in the recreation industry from 1980 to 1992 in a number of management positions including the first Executive Director of the Saskatchewan Recreation Facilities Association and has since 1992 been in the economic development field primarily in organization planning and development and project and business development.
Larry was the General Manager for the Mainline Rural Development Corporation and Regional Economic Development Authority for 17 years prior to focusing all of his time to HMC Management Inc.
A proponent of well thought out process, Larry has significant experience in the development of new companies, both for-profit and not-for-profit, from the ground up including corporate structures, corporate governance, financing, and ultimately operations.
Larry brings practical experience in financial and budget modeling and analysis having developed budget models for companies and organizations ranging from regional not-for-profit organizations to multi-million dollar private corporations. Larry has been a volunteer and has been recognized in the past by his peers for those efforts. While involved in the recreation business, Larry was a charter and founding member for the Canadian Recreation Facilities Council.
Continuing his commitment to community and economic development Larry is a Past President of the Saskatchewan Economic Development Association and receiver of its Ron Munroe Award for dedication and commitment to the organization.
Larry has also been a member of the Board of Directors for the East Central Development Corporation (Community Futures) for over 25 years, a member of the Board of the Community Futures Partners of Saskatchewan since its inception, a member of the Community Futures Leadership Institute Community Futures Board Development Curriculum Committee and has been recognized for his work as Volunteer of the Year in 2007.
Larry brings a straightforward, practical approach to working with clients in assisting them in achieving success.