Board Members

The 2018-2019 APA Colorado Board is comprised of 19 members, 15 of which are voting members. Board member duties are outlined in the Bylaws of the Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Association.

APA Colorado Board Members:

Michelle Stephens, AICP


Michelle has been involved in the development community for over 14 years.  Her professional background includes a broad array of land use and community development experiences in both the public and private sectors as a planner and project manager.  She is currently responsible for the business operations of the Westminster Department of Community Development.  

Joni Marsh, AICP

President Elect

Joni currently serves as the Director of Planning and Development Services for the City of Longmont. Joni has a MPA from Montana State University and has 22 years of municipal government experience. Joni has previously served on the Board as Secretary/Treasurer for two terms and is currently the CML Planning Section Chair. Aside from work, Joni enjoys riding at the barn with her off the track thoroughbred, Daegon, as often as possible.  


Past President

Vacant:  The Past President is not an elected position. The incoming President serves one year as the President Elect before beginning his/her two year term as President. After serving two years, the President transitions to Past President for the final year.

Julia Puester, AICP

Vice President of External Affairs

Julia serves as the Assistant Community Development Director for the Town of Breckenridge where she helps oversee the Current and Long Range Planning, Building, Sustainability and Workforce Housing and Childcare divisions. She has been in the planning profession for twenty years, all within mountain communities in Colorado. She received her Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from CU Denver and her Bachelor Degree in Environmental Studies from CU Boulder. Julia also serves as the Co-Chair of the Chapter Outreach and Communications Committee (OCC) and Awards Committee.

Sarah R. Davis, AICP, LEED Green Assoc.

Vice President of Communications

Sarah R. Davis is the founder + CEO of S. R. D. Consulting, LLC, an energy technology-focused land use planning firm based in Denver, Colorado, where she leads a core team performing upfront development work, entitlements, and permitting for renewable energy, battery storage, and electric vehicle infrastructure throughout the country. With nearly 15 years of professional planning experience, Sarah has dedicated her career to accelerating our global transition towards sustainable energy and transport.

Josh Olhava, AICP


Josh is currently a Principal Planner with the City and County of Broomfield. He has spent nearly a decade working in local and regional planning for communities in both Ohio and Colorado. Josh is proud to be a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners, a Prosci Certified Change Management Practitioner, a former BizWest Forty under 40 honoree, and an Executive Board member for APA Colorado. He received his bachelor’s degree in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University and his master’s degree in Community Planning from the University of Cincinnati.

Allison Crump, AICP

Professional Development Officer

Allison is a transportation planner for the City of Boulder, focusing on transportation demand management and community engagement. She enjoys supporting Colorado's planners as the Professional Development Officer. Outside of the office, you can find Allison skiing, rock climbing, or backpacking in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.


Mark Truckey, AICP

Central Mountain Area Representative

Mark Truckey currently serves as the Community Development Director for the Town of Breckenridge. He has worked for over 30 years in the planning field, with a special emphasis on long range planning for communities and in environmental initiatives. Mark worked for ten years in several jurisdictions in Washington State, where he developed and implemented comprehensive plans and water quality plans for several communities.

Hadley Peterson, AICP

Denver Metro Area Representative (1 of 2)

Hadley is a Urban Planner and Designer with Design Workshop where she works on a variety of projects ranging from neighborhood planning to streetscape design to parks and open space planning to comprehensive planning. Her passion is giving a voice to those who are often underrepresented. She moved to Denver from Florida, where she received her Masters in Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University.


Anne Miller, AICP

Denver Metro Area Representative (2 of 2)

Anne Miller, AICP, is the Director of the Colorado Resiliency Office (CRO) in the Department of Local Affairs. CRO supports local governments in building stronger, safer, and more resilient communities in the face of natural disasters and other major challenges. She has over 20 years of community planning experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Anne has a Master's of Urban Planning and Policy degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Summer Frederick, AICP

North Central Area Representative

Since moving to Colorado in early 2014, my involvement in APA colorado has provided me with opportunities to connect with planners throughout the state, learn more about Colorado-specific planning issues, and stay up-to-date on emerging planning information and practices. I am current a Principal Planner with the Boulder County Land Use Department where I manage the Development Review Team. Many may recognizer me from previous State Conference sessions and AICP Exam Prep wo

Greg Moberg

Northwest Area Representative

I have been involved in Planning for over 30 years, working for several municipalities and a counties on both the Front Range and the Western Slope. I currently hold the position of Principal Planner with the Planning Division for the Mesa County. Prior to this I was the interim Community Development Director for the City of Fruita, Planning Manager for the City of Grand and Land Use Administrator for Ouray County.

Maureen Paz de Araujo, FAICP CEP CTP

South Central Area Representative

Maureen has over thirty years of planning experience, specializing in travel demand forecasting, micro-simulation based traffic operations analysis and transportation air and noise impact modeling/analysis. She holds a BArch (Architecture) and MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. Maureen is a former Planning Director for the Colorado Springs MPO, and remains actively involved in transportation planning for the region.

Mark Williams

Southwest Area Representative

Mark has worked for the City of Durango since 2005,and is thoroughly enjoying the mountains, desert and Durango culture. Before moving to Southwest Colorado he worked for the City of Denver, and for the City of Atlanta before that. Mark’s emphasis in Durango is on project review and affordable housing, and prior to serving on the APA Board he volunteered for the APA Awards Committee. He received a Master’s in Community Planning from Auburn University.

Susan A. Wood

Legislative Affairs Representative

Susan A. Wood, AICP, is based in Denver, CO where she serves as a Planning Project Manager with the Regional Transportation District (RTD), the Denver metro region transit provider. At RTD, she oversees and conducts environmental studies and manages the District's environmental compliance consistent with requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. Prior to joining RTD, she worked in local government, most recently as the manager of Community Outreach and Long Range Planning for Douglas County, Colorado.


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Manish Shirgaokar

Planning Faculty Representative

Manish Shirgaokar is a transportation policy researcher and consultant. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley in 2012 and has taught at the University of Colorado Denver since 2019. Manish is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. His current interests include how transportation systems help or hinder the mobility of groups such as older adults, women, immigrants, and low-income households.

Andrew Williams

EPP Representative

Andrew is an Assistant Public Manager with CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) working on special district management across the Front Range. Andrew earned his Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Colorado Denver and his Bachelors of Urban Studies and Environmental Policy at the University of South Florida. Throughout his schooling, Andrew focused on environmental sustainability, design, transportation, and economic development.

Brandon Cammarata, AICP

Allied Organization Representative | Western Planner

Brandon has over 15 years of experience as an Urban Planner in the Rocky Mountain Region.  He is currently a Senior Planner for the City of Aurora.  Previously Brandon was the Development Director for the City of Cheyenne Wyoming.  His professional experience includes project management, economic development and leadership roles in the public sector.

Max Morgan

Student Representative

After successful completion of a degree in History from the University of Texas and almost a decade serving as a college admission advisor, Max took his own advice and enrolled in the Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) program at CU Denver in 2019. Looking ahead, he hopes to create a positive impact in Colorado's communities using innovative strategies for public education, communication and participation in planning processes.

Shaida Libhart, AICP

Legislative Committee Co-Chair

Shaida Libhart is an AICP-certified planner and Principal Associate with TEI Planning & Engineering, leading their Denver office. Shaida focuses on multimodal planning and developing plans that are holistic and focused on improving quality of life. Shaida believes that transportation is a driver of our communities and can that well-connected places with safe mobility options facilitate strong, vibrant communities. After spending several years in the public sector, Shaida developed knowledge and expertise in funding and implementation strategies.

Scott Bressler, AICP

Legislative Committee Representative

Scott is a Senior Transportation Planner at AECOM with over 15 years of planning experience. He received his Bachelor Degree in Urban Studies from Metro State University of Denver in 1998 and his Master Degree in Urban and  Regional Planning from the University of Colorado, Denver in 2005. Throughout his career, Scott has primarily worked on transit projects in Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, and Utah; evaluating a variety of modes including light rail, commuter rail, bus rapid transit, demand response, and traditional bus service.

Joan Lyons

EPP Committee Representative

Joan Lyons is a Planner and TDM Outreach Specialist for Boulder Transportation Connections (BTC), the City of Boulder’s Transportation Management Organization (TMO), and is a Planner for Grand County’s Community Development Department. Her professional focuses include transportation planning, public participation, and policy development.

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Shelia Booth, AICP

Chapter Administrator

Shelia has over 15 years of planning experience in long range planning and development review, having served as a city planner in Texas and Colorado. She received her undergraduate degree in Journalism and her Master of Urban Planning from Texas A&M University. Prior to working for APA CO, she was the Planning Supervisor for the City of Fountain, Colorado. She has been the Chapter Administrator since August 2012.

Bradyn Nicholson

Healthy Communities Committee Representative & Co-Chair

Bradyn is a Planner with Bohannan Huston, Inc. where she primarily works on bicycle and pedestrian transportation
planning projects. She is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health through the Colorado School of Public Health
and Master of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Colorado, Denver. Bradyn uses a health and equity
lens in planning processes to support healthy communities for all. Her professional experience has focused on active
transportation, health equity, access to healthy food, multi-sectoral collaboration, and community engagement.

Conor Merrigan

Sustainability Committee Representative & Co-Chair

Ignacio Correa-Ortiz

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Committee Representative & Chair

Jeff Liljegren

Great Places Colorado Committee Representative & Chair

Wade Broadhead, AICP

Youth In Planning Committee Representative & Chair


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