Kimberly Gerhart-Fritz, FAICP
7829 Wawasee Ct
K.K. Gerhart-Fritz has impacted thousands of professional and citizen planners nationally, while assisting over 50 Indiana communities. Her service and leadership are demonstrated by: citizen planner training—over 2,500 citizen planners trained, either in person or by webinar; teaching and mentoring—eleven classes taught at Ball State University, reaching approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate students, and mentoring other professionals from Indiana and beyond, several who have gone on to national recognition; ethics training—presented ethics training sessions to over 1,000 professional planners through APA's National Conferences, national webinars, state and regional conferences, and AICP exam review sessions.
K.K. Gerhart-Fritz, FAICP has been a professional planner for 30 years. A graduate of Ball State University's College of Architecture and Planning, who also has a Master’s Degree from Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs (Planning Concentration), KK has looked at planning from many different places over the years. She spent half her career working in the public sector for communities both large and small (including the City of Dallas and Columbus and Bartholomew County, Indiana). She left the public sector to work for HNTB - Indianapolis, where she was senior project manager for the planning group. K.K. was then invited to teach full-time at Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning, before founding her own planning consulting firm, The Planning Workshop, based in Indianapolis. The Planning Workshop emphasizes the importance of good communication and public education in every planning process. KK is still active as an adjunct faculty at Ball State. As a previous successful speaker at APA’s National Conference, K.K. is a recognized speaker for students, planners and other professionals, having presented at many APA Chapter conferences and numerous citizen planners. Her planning work has won many awards over the years, and K.K. has received the Indiana Planning Sagamore Award, the Indiana Chapter of the American Planning Association's highest honor. She authored and edited several chapters of the popular Indiana Citizen Planner's Guide, and is lead presenter of Indiana’s popular "Nitty Gritty" Plan Commission Training Series. She has written a regular planning column, "Pop Culture for Planners" and is the past Chair of APA’s Private Practice Division. KK is married to another AICP planner.