To be a valued member of an urban planning or project management team
OBJECTIVE by contributing my skills and knowledge to the organization's success
Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook; ArcInfo/ArcView
08/2008 to Current
City PlannerCITY OF ANN ARBOR － Ann Arbor, MI
Review commercial sign permit applications and issue permits
Prepare staff reports for the city's Sign Board of Appeals
Revise the city's sign code and present amendments to city council by January 2010.
09/1998 to 09/2005
City Planner IICITY OF ANN ARBOR － Ann Arbor, MI
Managed development proposals through the city's site plan review process, including coordinating meetings with developers, contractors, city departments and state agencies, reviewing detailed site plans, drafting reports, and making recommendations to the city planning commission
Prepared the city's annual capital improvements plan (CIP) from 2000 to 2004
Preformed extensive research on downtown design guidelines
Drafted zoning ordinance language for downtown area and height regulations
Coordinated and facilitated public workshops and meetings, including presentations to planning commission, council, and the public regarding master plan elements, capital improvements planning, downtown design guidelines, zoning code amendments, and private development proposals
Utilized Geographic Information System (GIS) software to analyze data and produce maps to geographically display data findings
Served as member of various boards and committees, including the city's Information Services Steering Team, Human Resources HHHuPolicy Review Board, Y2K Team, Emergency Operation Committee (substitute for Department Head)
Supervised assistant planner and student interns on various projects.
08/1997 to 08/1998
Assistant City PlannerCITY OF ANN ARBOR － Ann Arbor, MI
Reviewed site plans and prepared reports
Participated on committees regarding computer and technology issues
Acted as GIS (Geographic Information System) expert for the department
Provided customer assistance and maintained department web page.
04/1997 to 08/1997
Planning InternWASHTENAW COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION － Ann Arbor, MI
Provided research assistance for the Agricultural and Open Space Task Force
Prepared informational packets and set-up meeting facilities for Task Force
Digitized, analyzed and produced maps utilizing the county GIS system.
09/1996 to 04/1997
Planning InternCANTON TOWNSHIP PLANNING SERVICES － Canton, MI
Conducted field work and other research to verify and update property records
Assisted with on-site inspections for compliance with approved site plans
Provided graphical support for maps and aerial photographs.
03/1995 to 09/1996
Building ManagerPRIME STUDENT HOUSING － Ann Arbor, MI
Managed building activities at seventeen residential properties, including annual move-in
Hired and supervised cleaning, landscaping, and furniture-moving staff
Acted as the liaison between general manager and maintenance staff.
10/1992 to 05/1994
Administrative assistant Assistant to housing directorUNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN － Ann Arbor, MI
08/1987 to 05/1988
Building managerOxford Housing WASHTENAW COMMUNITY COLLEGE Registrar's Office － Ypsilanti, MI
Assisted Registrar in determining student eligibility for graduation
Registered students during walk-in registration
Registered students at off-campus sites (Chelsea's Chrysler Proving Grounds)
Processed official transcript requests.
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY － Ypsilanti, MI
MS: Urban and Regional PlanningCollege of Arts and SciencesUrban and Regional Planning
BA: Science and Arts Sociology Justice Studies Law and Environmental PolicyUNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE － Durham, NHScience and Arts Sociology Justice Studies Law and Environmental Policy
PROFESSIONAL American Institute of Certified Planners, American Planning Association,
MEMBERSHIPS Michigan Association of Planning
ArcView, council, customer assistance, drafting, general manager, GIS, Human Resources, meetings, Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, 2000, Microsoft Word, presentations, proposals, research, web page, workshops, Y2K