Mary A. Heidemann, FAICP

Dr. Mary Ann Heidemann practiced planning in Michigan and throughout the Midwest, leading environmental, cultural and economic resource units in local, regional, and state government. Her multidisciplinary consulting firm helped small communities in underserved areas include environmental stewardship and sustainable thinking in local plans and ordinances. Heidemann co-authored and instructed in Michigan’s Citizen Planner program, teaching thousands of local officials the fundamentals of planning and zoning. As advocate and fundraiser, Mary Ann successfully championed significant historic, economic, park, and infrastructure projects. As inspiring educator and effective administrator, she mentored many young professionals to choose planning careers and attain AICP status.