COMMUNITY PLANNING DIRECTOR
Collaborative Planning Manager who is a Proven Leader, Balancing Technical,
Relationship Building and Communication Skills
Community Development Project Management
Staff Development and Training
MS Office and GIS
Baltimore City Department of Planning
Director01/2008 to 01/2016Maryland Department of Planning MDPBaltimore, MD.
Managed Local Planning Assistance Unit, a team of eight staff providing community planning assistance to over 130 local governments.
Assistance included numerous projects addressing comprehensive planning, planning implementation and revitalization.
Reorganized digital notification/distribution system for multi-agency local comprehensive plan reviews, collaborating with other units and agencies.
Improved plan review process with better-quality training of reviewers and enhanced review checklist.
Represented MDP in the Baltimore Metropolitan Council's Opportunity Collaborative.
The Collaborative produced the Regional Plan for Sustainable Development (RPSD) to improve coordination of economic development, workforce development and affordable housing in the region.
Planner Coordinator01/2002 to 01/2008Chaired Baltimore Urban Land Institute ULIBaltimore, MD.
Regionalism Committee, establishing Conversations with Planning Directors and managing Technical Assistance Panels.
Revitalized the Maryland Planning Commissioners Association, by managing annual conference, improving online and live training and launching two new MDP publications, Planning Practice Wednesday and the Maryland Planning Commissioners Citizen Planner Gazette.
Designed public outreach for PlanMaryland including statewide listening sessions, small group discussions, website and open houses reaching thousands of participants.
Instituted projects to support Baltimore City's Comprehensive Plan and rezoning including historic plan and zoning analysis and creation of Baltimore's first land use/land cover layer.
Formed a collaborative of five organizations to fund and generate a special Census 2000 neighborhood tabulation for Baltimore City.
Using GIS, created a new layer using census geography to align with existing neighborhood boundaries.
Headed agency collaboration with the Baltimore Metropolitan Council's Cooperative Forecasting group.
Enhanced forecast by adopting state carrying capacity model to urban conditions.
Organized consortium following Hurricane Isabel including NOAA, the EPA, Maryland Departments of Environment and Natural Resources and representatives of local government.
The group identified data gaps, strategized on how to improve data models and expand collaboration.
Developed Baltimore City's first Housing Market Typology (still in use) using GIS through a collaborative process with city agencies and NGO's.
Strategic Planner01/1996 to 01/2002Baltimore City Department of PlanningBaltimore, MD.
Served on the coordinating committee for the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance.
Led effort to obtain and incorporate data from multiple public sources and market data to a variety of users.
Advocated for underserved communities with the Social Compact Drill Down initiative for the Planning Department.
Took the lead for the data management of the project.
Coordinated the dissemination of the data and organized city review of the process.
Organized and delivered Baltimore City a sampled street tree inventory for TreeBaltimore in collaboration with Parks and People, Recreation and Parks and volunteers.
Designed i-Tree GIS data sampling and volunteer methodology.
Delivered community planning services to diverse communities as liaison to elected officials, community groups, CDCs and the development community.
Developed, interpreted and enforced local environmental codes including Forest Conservation Act and Floodplain Management regulations.
Maintained concurrency of codes with state law and integrated programs with Site Plan Review Committee.
MA: Urban and Regional PlanningUniversity of WisconsinMadison, WI.Urban and Regional Planning
BA: Political SciencesUniversity of FloridaGainesville, FL.Political Sciences
Project Manager experienced in community smart growth, sustainability and intergovernmental planning. Highly capable at analyzing planning problems and leading teams to solutions.
*Motivated facilitator with solid record of creating public engagement campaigns using multiple social media platforms. Provide outreach management while working with diverse stakeholders and decision makers.
*Visionary leader and capable organizer who consistently forms coalitions to achieve planning and community development goals.
Working Together, Maryland Municipal League Conference. Breaking New Ground, MD APA Annual Conference. Preservation and Revitalization Conference, Preservation MD. Governor's Academies, MD State Department of Education. Annual Meeting, Maryland Downtown Development Association. National APA Conference - New Zoning Techniques Using GIS.
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