Deborah Lawlor, FAICP

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Organization / Work Phone:
(862) 324-0104

400 Valley Road, Suite 304
Mount Arlington
United States

FAICP Statement

For 30 years Debbie Lawlor has been a leader in regional and environmental planning in New Jersey. Her facilitation skills have led to successful multiparty agreements and mixed use projects balancing economic growth and environmental enhancement. She is known for many innovative sustainability initiatives that educate and assist municipalities, businesses, and the general public. A strong believer in volunteerism, Debbie has devoted time mentoring hundreds of planning and design students in the New York metropolitan area, held numerous civic leadership positions, and served the American Planning Association through New Jersey chapter leadership and as an AICP Commissioner. Inducted 2012.

Professional Biography

Debbie Alaimo Lawlor, FAICP, PP has over 35 years of experience specializing in land use and environmental planning. She is the Discipline Leader for Planning Services for Maser Consulting, P.A., a multi-discipline consulting firm with a unique balance of public and private sector experience employing over 700 professionals nationwide. She manages the corporate Planning Group specializing in land use planning and design, master planning and zoning, downtown revitalization and redevelopment, affordable housing, impact assessment, and community engagement. Debbie is a nationally certified planner (FAICP) and a licensed Professional Planner (PP) in the state of New Jersey. Debbie previously worked for the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, a state agency responsible for regional planning, as Chief Planner and Chief of Sustainability and Economic Growth. She also managed the Meadowlands Conservation Trust. A dedicated member of APA, Debbie served two terms as an AICP Commissioner, prior to being elected AICP President Elect. She also served as Vice Chair of State Planning for the Regional and Intergovernmental Planning Division and as 1st and 2nd Vice President, as well as Northeast Area Representative for APA-NJ. Debbie has a B.S. in Environmental Planning and Design and a M.A. in Geography, from Rutgers University.


225098 | Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Graduation Date: January, 1985
Degree Level: Graduate

225098 | Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Graduation Date: May, 1980
Degree Level: Undergraduate
Planning Degree