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The Firelight Group

Michelle Cuomo, MCRP

Masters of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP)
Specialization in Indigenous Community Planning (ICP)



Office Phone: (250) 686-9608

Cell Phone: (604) 355-1586

Location: Ottawa, ON


Michelle Cuomo (she/her) is a Planner at The Firelight Group supporting the Planning & Implementation team. She is a third generation Canadian settler with Italian heritage and is grateful to be living on unceded Anishinaabe Algonquin territory in Ottawa, Ontario.

Michelle holds a bachelor’s degree in Environment and Resource Studies with a minor in Geography from the University of Waterloo and a masters of Community and Regional Planning, specializing in Indigenous Community Planning from the University of British Columbia. She is currently pursuing her registered professional planning (RPP) designation and is a Candidate Member with the Ontario Professional Planning Institute (OPPI).

In her previous roles, Michelle has contributed to a range of planning-based initiatives including developing and updating comprehensive community plans, advancing affordable housing projects, flood mitigation planning, and land use planning. Michelle’s previous experience has been with Indigenous, federal and municipal governments in interdisciplinary roles including plan implementation and community engagement.

In her free time, you can find Michelle outdoors hiking and camping with her dog Porter, or inside working on her most recent quilting project.