Board Members

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David Williams, AICP

David is Vice President for Planning at Urban Engineering in Tucson.  Urban Engineering has been providing Planning, Engineering and Survey services to southern Arizona for 40 years.  David represents both public and private sector clients in planning projects such as master plans, zoning and entitlements, subdivision platting, annexation and development capability.  David has managed the adoption and update of general and comprehensive plans for Arizona communities including OroValley, Chandler, Maricopa, Patagonia, Glendale and Sahuarita.

David has extensive experience as a public speaker and is a skilled meeting facilitator.  He has split his career between private sector consulting and government service and strongly believes a balanced perspective is necessary for all community planning work. David has been a resident of the Tucson area for 34 years and has over 30 years experience as a professional planner. David is a member of AICP and has a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning and a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from the University of Arizona.  dwaplanning@comcast.net

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Chuck Martin, R.A.

Chuck Martin, a native Tusconan, is currently a Principal Project Planner at Rick Engineering Company’s Tucson office. He is the Manager of the Planning Department and is responsible for land use planning endeavors, project designs, presentations and governmental entitlement activities in the Southeastern Arizona region. Before joining Rick Engineering Company in 1993, Mr. Martin practiced architecture at his own firm, Chuck Martin, Architect. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a BS Degree in Architecture and became a licensed Architect in 1978. As an architect he gravitated to the site planning portion of projects. Chuck began his planning career in 1988. His planning experience ranges from feasibility studies and due diligence reports at the inception of the prospective projects, to the coordination and preparation of plats and development plans through the entitlement process.  cmartin@rickengineering.com

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Brandy McLain, LEED AP

An Arizona native, Brandy received her bachelor’s degree in Architecture and master’s degree in Planning at The University of Arizona. Brandy is a LEED Accredited Professional with ten years of experience as an urban designer; she has designed over 50 master planned communities and urban infill projects in Southern Arizona, Utah and Mexico. With a passion for well-designed products, Brandy is also the co-founded of a boutique manufacturing company called Modern House Numbers. The company custom manufactures high quality & affordable aluminum and vinyl address numbers.  brandy@mclainstudio.com

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Teresa Vasquez

Teresa joined the University of Arizona after two years in the Peace Corps. She is currently an Associate at HSL Properties, Inc, focusing on project entitlements and real estate development. She is also assisting project manager for new luxury apartment construction. Previously she spent almost four years in downtown Tucson focusing on economic development, urban and transportation planning and project and grant management. Teresa has been on the Imagine Greater Tucson board, the Land Use Committee and Parking/Bike Committee for the City of Tucson and joined her neighborhood planning committee. She received a Metropolitan Pima Alliance Common Ground Award for “Open Space” in Planning in 2008. Teresa received her Master’s Degree in Planning from the University of Arizona in the Fall 2007.

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Sarah S. More, FAICP

Sarah More is the Planning and Building Director for the Town of Sahuarita, Arizona. She has been with the Town Since September 2009.  Sarah has worked in local government planning for over 30 years, including with the City of Tucson and the Town of Oro Valley.

She has her bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from Washington University in St. Louis and a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Arizona. Sarah is a former APA national and Arizona chapter board member and currently serves on PAB site visit teams.  smore@ci.sahuarita.az.us

 
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 Adam Call Adam Call works as a planner and landscape designer at Norris Design. He recently received his Master’s Degree in Planning from the University of Arizona, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture from the Southwest University of Visual Arts. Adam has served as a student representative to the Arizona Chapter of the American Planning Association, and currently serves on the Metropolitan Pima Alliance Public Policy Committee. He is excited to join Friends of Planning.  a-call@norris-design.com
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Theresa Knoblock 

Theresa Knoblock is currently a Senior Planner/ Environmental Compliance Lead at Tierra Right of Way Services specializing in telecommunications, utility and transportation projects. Theresa has more than 20 years of experience in the environmental consulting profession and has a master’s degree in Planning from the University of Arizona and a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Sacramento State University. Theresa has managed complex regulatory projects in a wide variety of jurisdictions throughout the western United States. Among Ms. Knoblock’s areas of expertise include the National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Biological Surveys and Assessments, Section 404 Clean Water Act. Her project background provides her with a solid foundation to quickly understand conflicting resource and land management concerns early in the planning process and work cooperatively with clients to identify possible alternatives and solutions.  tknoblock@tierra-row.com

 

Meritorious Members:

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Arlan M. Colton, FAICP

Arlan has been the planning director for Pima County since July 2004. He serves on the board of Imagine Greater Tucson,  the Executive Committee of the board and two committees of Arizona Town Hall and the board of Temple M’Kor Hayim. He is a former member of the Arizona State Parks Board, the Arizona Advisory Board for Trust for Public Land and former Governor Napolitano’s Growth Cabinet, having served as Co-Chair of the Governor’s Growing Smarter Oversight Council. He is also a former member of the board of the American Planning Association. He has served on a number of other boards and commissions and has worked in both the public and private sector in the planning field for a total of 35 years. Arlan has been an adjunct lecturer at the University of Arizona Urban Planning program. He holds a B.S. degree in Public Administration and an M.S. degree in Urban Planning, both from the University of Arizona.

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Valerie Feuer

Valerie was the project planner and land planning project manager for Psomas, a consulting engineering firm, for nine years. She previously held planning positions with the Town of Oro Valley, Tucson Unified School District, City of Tucson, and Central Arizona Association of Governments, over a thirty year planning career. She has a Master of Science degree in urban planning from the University of Arizona.