Karen B. Fernandez, FAICP

Karen Fernandez has enjoyed nearly 25 years of professional planning, serving communities throughout south Louisiana and Mississippi in comprehensive planning, capital improvements, and annexation planning. Her focus with all planning processes is effective and meaningful citizen involvement, outreach, and engagement. She has introduced comprehensive planning to several communities and has been an effective leader in citizen involvement and consensus building. Karen has been very active in various capacities with programs and activities of the American Planning Association at the local, state and national levels. She is a native of New Orleans and plans to lead her own parade until the end! Inducted in 2012.