Drew Awsumb is a Senior Associate with expertise in city planning, finance, and economic development. As a former City Administrator with experience in three municipalities, Drew knows how to translate plans into concrete action and utilize land use planning to reduce municipal costs and spur new investment.
During Drew’s nearly ten years of city management in Illinois and Missouri, he helped transform old shopping centers into vibrant commercial areas, recruit and retain national retailers, and manage economic development programming, from million-dollar incentive packages to micro-grants for small businesses. Recently, he authored an award-winning transit-oriented development (TOD) plan for the Peoria, IL metropolitan area.
Drew holds a Bachelor’s in Political Science from American University, a Master’s of Public Administration from Northern Illinois University, and a Master’s of Urban Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.