Byron Nicholas, PP, AICP
PAB Vice Chair (2022-2024), AICP Young Planner appointee (2021-2024)
Byron Nicholas, PP, AICP is the Chief of Hudson County, NJ’s Planning Division. He has nearly a decade of experience covering a wide range of multi-modal planning, policy, funding, and design at the regional and municipal level. Before being appointed to this role, and his short tenure at Sam Schwartz LLC., Byron served as Supervising Transportation Planner for Hudson County, New Jersey, where he was the County’s sub regional representative to the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) MPO. In this role he served as the Vice Chair of the Regional Transportation Advisory Committee, managed the transportation planning program, and advised County leadership on equitable transportation matters, including the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act, the County’s Ferry Assessment, and the County’s Trucking Study. Byron is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, holds a Master of Urban Planning and a BA in Environmental Design from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and is currently the Planning Accreditation Board’s AICP Young Planner Appointee. Byron is an active industry thought leader on transportation equity.