Ethics and Challenges of Consultant Selection

APA Kentucky Chapter


Thursday, May 18, 2017
1:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. CDT

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Consultant selection processes range greatly from agency to agency and questions regarding ethics have caused some agencies to adopt very stringent policies that may at times actually hinder the project development.  This presentation will discuss the various selection methods, the perspectives of selection from both public agency and consultant representatives, and the ethics of common practices in the selection and pre-selection processes.   The presentation will include discussion of APA approved practices and the AICP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. 

The intent of the session is to allow planners to gain a greater understanding of the ethics involved in consultant selection both for the consultant and agency planners.


Karen Mohammadi

Invited Speaker

Ms. Mohammadi is the Engineer Manager for Neel-Schaffer’s Louisville (KY) office, where she specializes in transportation planning. She has over 25 years experience as a planning consultant. She also has experience working for KIPDA, the Louisville area MPO and the Army Corps of Engineers. Ms. Mohammadi’s project experience ... Read More

Patti Clare

Invited Speaker

Ms. Clare has nearly 30 years of experience in the field of urban planning, downtown and corridor revitalization, and economic development. Ms. Clare currently serves as a Senior Planner at Neel-Schaffer’s Louisville office. Prior to joining Neel-Schaffer, she spent over 25 years in the public and nonprofit sectors, most ... Read More

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