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 over 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), K.K. has practiced planning in many ways and in many different places over the years. She spent 1/3 of her career working as a public sector planner for communities including Dallas , TX and Columbus and Bartholomew County, Indiana. She joined the private sector to work for HNTB - Indianapolis, and also was adjunct faculty for many years at Ball State's College of Architecture and Planning. K.K. now has 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, offering training, comprehensive planning, ordinance development and on-call services. A frequent speaker at APA’s National Conference, K.K. is a recognized presenter on planning ethics, and chaired the 2018 APA National Conference's Ethics Session Selection Committee. She authored and edited three chapters of the APA-Indiana Citizen Planner's Guide, and is lead presenter of Indiana’s popular "Nitty Gritty" Plan Commission Training Series. K.K. is the past Chair of APA’s Private Practice Division, and chairs their FAICP Nomination Committee. She is happy to be half of a professional planning couple, and admits they have to work hard not to talk planner at dinner.