James E. Gahres, FAICP, CEcD

For 33 years, James Gahres has worked to ensure the infusion of exemplary planning practice into the sustained economic development of some of the fastest growing communities in the United States (Louden County and Prince William County, Virginia). He has led redevelopment and revitalization initiatives which have helped transform Virginia’s historic downtowns into thriving mixed-use communities (Alexandria, Falls Church, Charlottesville, and Leesburg) using comprehensive and strategic planning, and creative tools that have incorporated fiscal analysis, public/private partnerships and inclusionary planning processes that have ensured input from citizens, businesses, developers and elected officials.