CityTalk: A Cross-Generational Planning Conversation

APA California Chapter, Northern Section


Thursday, May 10, 2018
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. PDT

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A distinguished panel of APA California Northern Section, San Jose State Alumni, and the Planner Emeritus Network members will discuss the challenges mid-career planners face today.  Panelist will discuss their own career journeys and offer mid-career planners advice on navigating their own careers.  Additionally, the panel will discuss changes in planning practices and challenges of planning in California.  The event will include a networking opportunity and a question and answer session.


Sharon Grewal

Sharon has more than a decade of experience in environmental and land use planning at a local and state level fostering wise land use decisions to conserve agricultural land and mineral resources. Currently, she is a long-range planner for Alameda County and is serving as the Northern Section Director. Read More

Hanson Hom

Vice President for Conferences, APA California Planning Consultant, Michael Baker International Hanson has over 35 years of planning experience including serving as Community Development Director for the cities of Sunnyvale and San Leandro. He is currently the Special Projects Manager for East Palo Alto. He is a Board Member of ... Read More

Juan Borrelli

Juan has more than 20-years of public and private sector planning experience. In his current role at San José, he serves a “coach” or project advocate for small businesses to guide their development permitting and inspection processes, and business registration/licensing requirements. An active member of APA and AICP, Juan ... Read More

Carmela Campbell

Chair, SJSU Urban and Regional Planning Alumni Association Planning Manager, City of Union City Carmela Campbell has been a professional planner for the last 18 years. She obtained a Bachelor’s degree in 1997 from UC Berkeley in Environmental Science, Policy and Management and obtained a Master’s degree in ... Read More

Elaine Costello

Planning Consultant, Management Partners Elaine has been in leadership positions on major Bay Area planning projects for over 30 years. Currently in private practice, Elaine served as the Community Development Director in Mountain View, South San Francisco and Belmont. She was inducted as a Fellow in the American Institute of ... Read More

Jeanette Dinwiddie-Moore

Planning Consultant Jeanette Dinwiddie-Moore, FAICP, is the principal of Dinwiddie and Associates. She has over thirty years of planning experience, starting her career working on planning projects ranging from housing, general plan and zoning updates, base reuse to transportation studies. For over 15 years, she has served as a consultant ... Read More

Guido Persicone

Planning Manager, City of East Palo Alto Having spent two years preparing EIRs from the EMC Planning Group, Guido landed at SJSU in the MUP program. After leaving SJSU, Guido went on a harrowing adventure through a few stops including East Palo Alto, San Bruno and Tatooine. Currently, Guido is ... Read More

Larry Tong

Planning Consultant Larry Tong, APA Charter & Life Member, is a Former Planning Director with over 40 years of professional planning experience. Larry was Chief of Planning & GIS//Interagency Planning Manager for the East Bay Regional Park District for 16 years, Planning Director for the City of Los Altos for 4 ... Read More

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