Senior Planner with thirteen years of
progressively responsible planning, supervisory, and project management experience, comprehensive background in community-based planning, policy and program development, with extensive knowledge of local, and state regulations and codes.
Knowledge of state regulations
Knowledge of subdivision, zoning, long range planning, and annexation
Calm under pressure
Project planning and development
Assistant Planner, 11/2003 to 10/2008 City of Yakima – 129 N. 2nd Street, Yakima, WA 98901 As an Assistant Planner for the City of Yakima my duties included Researching federal, state and local statutes; gathering pertinent data and public records; soliciting public input related to policy development and other land use statistics; assisting in problem identification; conduction of research; preparation of graphics, maps, staff reports, or decisions; GIS software work; attending all forms of pubic hearings and meetings; occasionally making formal presentations; providing technical and planning assistance to customers; and reviewing and processes current land use land use applications to ensure compliance with permit application processes.
Associate Planner, 10/2008 to 09/2013 City of Yakima – 129 N. 2nd Street, Yakima, WA 98901 As an Associate Planner I was responsible for processing land use applications for both current and long range development proposals; researching federal, state and local statutes; gathered pertinent data and public records; soliciting public input related to specialized assignments in policy development; assisting in project identification and development of goals and objectives; developing work programs for planning projects; performing research and analysis; preparing graphics, maps, staff reports, or decisions; attending all forms of public meetings and hearings; giving formal presentations; providing technical and planning assistance to the public; responding to customer inquiries regarding planning processes and applications, and appointed as the staff liaison to both the City of Yakima Planning and Historic Preservation Commissions.
Supervising Planner, 09/2013 to 02/2017 City of Yakima – 129 N. 2nd Street, Yakima, WA 98901 A the Supervising Planner for the City of Yakima I was responsible for supervising the City's two Assistant/Associate Planners, and clerical staff. My duties included coordinating, assigning and evaluating the work of other Planners, Planning Technicians and clerical staff; preparing employee performance evaluations; assisting in budget preparation; staff liaison to the Planning Commission and other advisory committees of the City Council; reviewing and investigating applications for annexations, subdivisions, R/W vacations, zoning and city utility extensions; providing policy guidance on current and long range planning projects; conducting research, applying statistical techniques to planning applications and policy documents, preparing graphics, maps and reports, and recommendations for presentation to various government officials; working with other governmental agencies and city departments; developing goals and objectives and designs programs necessary to meet assigned planning objectives; providing technical planning assistance to the public on request; answering planning questions posed by the general public; and performing the lead role in zoning and subdivision amendments and other regulatory programs.
Senior Planner, 02/2017 to Current City of Yakima – 129 N. 2nd Street, Yakima, WA 98901 As the Senior Planner for the City of Yakima my job entailed performing the lead role for preparation, review, and adoption of: zoning, subdivision, development standards, neighborhood/sub-area plans, and special studies; presentation of special studies and reports to management, boards and commissions, and City Council; providing support and direction to the Planning Commission; assigning files to planners and assisting in permit application reviews; reviewing and investigating applications for annexation, subdivision, right-of-way vacation, zoning and city utility extensions; providing policy guidance on staff recommendations; conducting research, gathering data, applying statistical techniques to planning data, studies, and applications, preparing graphics and maps, for presentation to various government officials; working with other governmental agencies and city departments; providing technical planning assistance to the public; and assisting in problem identification and development of goals and objectives.
Associate of Arts: General Education, 1998 Olympic College - Bremerton, Washington
Bachelor of Science: Geography/Flight Technology, 2003 Central Washington University - Ellensburg, Washington