Josh brings seven years of experience in the areas of zoning, mapping, historic preservation, community development, and bicycle planning. His approach to any assignment is anchored by a viewpoint that successful planning requires a wide array of skills and expertise, including data-driven plan communication, a people-oriented approach to transportation, and the integration of technology and visuals in the planning process.

Josh has worked closely with residents, developers, architects, engineers, and various municipal departments to bring significant projects through the planning, zoning, and development process. Josh adeptly engages and interfaces with a community and its committees, boards, and commissions; bringing a fresh, outside perspective coupled with an inside, practical understanding of municipal government structures. He has frequently acted as liaison between these types of entities and local community development organizations and coalitions to connect, build relationships, and advocate and defend the vision of any given assignment.

An additional benefit of his experience is a thorough understanding of the research and procedures necessary to secure planning-related grant monies at the local level. As the Planner for the Village of Maywood, Josh applied for and received over $1 million in planning and engineering grant funds, which greatly increased the capacity for implementation of planning initiatives within the community.

Josh is a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners and an active APA member which enables him to network with planning professionals and stay up-to-date with planning best practices. Going forward, Josh is interested in helping communities navigate and prepare for a variety of scenarios by finding creative and thoughtful ways to plan and benefit from local assets.

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