Rochelle W. Lawandales, FAICP
Rochelle Lawandales’ innovative planning skills and redevelopment strategies are evident today in many Florida cities. The 2003 APA Special Initiative Award for Booker T. Washington Strategic Plan, Eau Gallie Redevelopment and Urban Infill Areas for the City of Melbourne, witness her unwavering commitment to community empowerment. Her philosophy of “Tikun Olam”, ‘we are partners with God in making the world a better place’ have fueled her relentless passion to transform communities for 38+ years. Whether helping a community visualize their future or writing a new plan/code, Rochelle nurtures the community, cultivates consensus, and grasps the vision, resulting in lasting, sustainable community development.