Board Members 2020 - 2021

Terms begin on December 1 and end on November 30 of the years noted below.

Bristol S. Ellington, AICP – Chair
Assistant City Manager
City of Henderson, NV
Term: AICP Professional Planner appointee 2017 – 2023

Edward G. Goetz – Vice-Chair
Urban and Regional Planning Program
University of Minnesota
Term: ACSP Planning Educator appointee 2016 – 2022

Zenia Kotval, Ph.D., FAICP
Urban and Regional Planning Programs
Michigan State University
Term: ACSP Planning Educator appointee 2015 – 2021

Alexander K. Lieber, AICP
Technical Director
AKRF, Inc.
Term: AICP Young Planner appointee 2015 – 2021

David Salazar, FAICP
Founder, Executive Director
Long Beach Community Design
AICP Planning Practitioner appointee 2019 – 2022

Dawn G. Terkla, Ph.D.
Associate Provost
Tufts University
Term: ACSP Higher Education Administrator appointee 2019 – 2022

Mitchell M. Thrower III, CPA, CIA
Senior Manager
Hillsborough County Aviation Authority
Term: APA Public Member Appointee 2017 – 2023

Weiping Wu, Ph.D.
Professor and Director
Urban Planning Program
Columbia University
Term: ACSP Planning Educator appointee 2020 – 2023

Board Members 2020 - 2021

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Planning Accreditation Board
2334 W. Lawrence Avenue – Suite 209
Chicago, IL 60625

Ms. Jesmarie Soto Johnson, CAE
Executive Director
Telephone: 773.334.7200

Ms. Jaclyn Hade
Associate Director
Telephone: 773.334.7210

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