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Senior Planner + Engagement Manager

Mike is an urban and regional planner with over 20 years of experience in comprehensive planning, including transportation planning, land use planning, transit-oriented development, and stakeholder engagement. Mike brings an integrative approach to planning and project management, ensuring that stakeholder participation is robust and dynamic. Prior to his work at Zan, Mike worked for 10 years at the Metropolitan Council, where he supported the region’s communities through the Local Planning Assistance Program and as a member of the Transportation Advisory Board’s Technical Advisory Committee. 

stuff to know

  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning / University of Minnesota 

  • Bachelor of Arts / Macalester College 

  • American Institute of Certified Planners / Certified Transportation Planner 

  • Known as “Cat Daddy” on the volleyball court. 

  • Fluent in both American and British English 

  • Has met his favorite Ukrainian pop star. 

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