PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Co-owner/Principal Planner     Larson Fisher Associates, Inc. (www.larsonfisher.com) a consulting              business specializing in historic preservation, planning, and architecture;     based in Woodstock NY; 2001 – present.   Byways Resource Specialist     National Scenic Byways Resource Center, Duluth, MN; provided technical       assistance to byway organizations, DOTs & communities in 17 states; 1999 – 2000. Interim Planning Manager     Physical Planning Division, City of Duluth, MN; 1998 – 1999. Senior Planner     Physical Planning Division, City of Duluth, MN; served as primary staff to        the Downtown Waterfront Mixed Use – Design Review Committee, the      Duluth Heritage Preservation Commission, and the 2001 and beyond      Visioning Project Steering & Implementation Committees, & other ad hoc     committees; 1988 – 1998. Project Planner     Planning Department, City of Minnetonka, MN; served as staff to the City     Planning Commission, and Board of Zoning Appeals; 1986 – 1988. Planner and Zoning     Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board, St. Paul, MN; 1984 – 1986. Administrator Planning Aid     City of Mequon, WI; 1983 – 1984. Planning Intern       Zoning Department and Community Development Division, City of     Minneapolis, MN; April – December 1981. TEACHING EXPERIENCE Adjunct Lecturer “Introduction to Urban Geography,” Department of Geography and Planning, University at Albany, Albany NY; Fall Semester 2004. Adjunct Instructor “Urban & Regional Planning,” Upper Division Course, Geography Department, University of Minnesota, Duluth; Spring Semesters 1997, 1998, 1999. ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS Master of Urban Planning School of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee; May 1984 (Selected for AICP Student Award by SARUP faculty, May 1984). Bachelor of Science Urban Studies major, Architecture minor; College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; March 1982. Norway Reciprocal University of Minnesota - University of Trondheim, Norway; 1979-1980. Exchange Scholarship Associate of                 Alexandria Area Vocational Technical Institute; 1974. Interior Design SPECIALIZED TRAINING & CONTINUING EDUCATION AICP Certification Various webinars, seminars and lectures for certification credits Maintenance   2008 to present. Form-Based Codes 201: Center for Government Services at the Edward J. Bloustein Design Form-                       School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey together with the Form-Based Codes Institute, 2-day intensive workshop, October 26-27, 2007. 2nd International          The Construction History Society, 5-day seminar, Queens                                     College, Cambridge, England, UK April 2006. 2002 Training School & Association of New York Towns, Seminars on a range of land use Annual Meeting and legal topics related to governmental activities including brown field development, property rights issues, telecommunications, and wetlands and watershed protection, February 17, 20, 2002. Vernacular Architecture Annual Conferences: Duluth, MN, 2000; Newport, RI, 2001; Forums Williamsburg, VA, 2002; Harrisburg, PA, 2003; Savannah, GA, 2007; Washington D.C., 2010. Victorian Society                  San Juan, PR, 2005; Portland, OR, 2011. Preserving the Spirit National Preservation Conference, by National Trust for Historic of Place          Preservation, Providence RI, October 16-21, 2001. Beyond the Pavement – American Association of State Highway & Transportation Context Sensitive           Officials/Maryland Department of Transportation, 2-day intensive workshop, Maryland; March 2000. New York 2000 National American Planning Association, New York, NY; April 15-19, 2000. Planning Conference Historic Roads                   National Trust for Historic Preservation/New Jersey DOT, Morristown, NJ;                                               April 2000. Approaching the            American Planning Association, Seattle, WA; April 24-28, 1999. National Planning Conference. Landscape Architecture The Clearing, 1-week adult education seminar, Darrell Morrison, instructor, Ellison Bay, WI, August 1999. Real Estate Finance The National Development Council, 5-day intensive training, Finance                            Chicago, IL; April 1998. Economic Development The National Development Council, 5-day intensive training, Finance          Chicago, IL; October 1997. Management Training in Institute for Participatory Management and Planning Consent-Building 3-day seminar Systematic Development of Informed Consent Strategies  (SDIC); November 1996. Leadership Duluth Duluth Chamber of Commerce Leadership Development Program, 9-month course, Duluth, MN; 1994. MAJOR PROFESSIONAL PLANNING STUDIES, REPORTS & PROJECTS Historic Preservation Primary researcher and author of numerous historic resource surveys (reconnaissance & intensive) for municipalities in New York, Massachusetts, and Minnesota over the past eleven years including: Lenox, MA 2011; Ellenville, NY 2010; Montebello, NY 2010; Cold Spring, NY 2009; Sutton Manor Development, New Rochelle, NY 2009; Hillsdale Hamlet, Hillsdale, NY 2009; Pittsfield, MA 2008; Falmouth, MA, 2008; Duluth, MN, 2007; Lowell, MA, 2007; Greenburgh NY, 2006, Yorktown, NY, 2006; Montgomery, NY, 2005; Peekskill, NY, 2004; New Paltz, NY, 2004; Cobleskill NY, 2003; Delaware & Hudson Canal for the Town of Mamakating, NY, 2001. Author of nominations to the National Register of Historic Places:  Ellenville, NY, 2010; Pine Hill, NY, 2011. Historic District Overlay Initiative: An Analysis of Current Zoning in Locally Designated Historic Districts, Implications for Future Development & Draft Rezoning Proposal, Falmouth, MA, 2005. Wrote and laid out New Paltz Historic Preservation Brochure, for Town and Village of New Paltz, NY; Winter 2005. Village of Cobleskill Historic District Update Survey, for the Village of Cobleskill, NY; Summer 2003. Hawkins – Mount Homestead: Options for Fire Protection & Floor Load Assessment, for the Long Island Museum of History, Art and Carriages, Stonybrook, NY; April 2003. Co-Author, Historic Documentation of the Hoffman-Denegar House, Donna Brown and Elliott Bristol, Tivoli, NY; 2003. Author, Sandwich Preservation Plan, Town of Sandwich, MA; June 2002. Author, A Working Plan for Historic Preservation in Saratoga Springs, for the City of Saratoga Springs, NY; 2001. Producer, Skyline Parkway—Jewel of the North: Duluth’s Parkway System—A Historic Landscape Evaluation Study, Duluth Heritage Preservation Commission, City of Duluth, MN; 1997. Writer/Producer, Who Cares About Historic Preservation?  broadcast program for the Duluth Heritage Preservation Commission, City of Duluth, MN; 1993. Producer/Editor, The Zenith City of the Unsalted Sea—Duluth Historic Contexts Study, for Duluth Heritage Preservation Commission, Duluth, MN; 1991. Editor, The Zenith Industrial District—The Development of Canal Park for the City of Duluth, MN; 1990. Principal researcher and writer, The Heritage Preservation Ordinance for the City of Duluth, MN; 1989. Comprehensive, Strategic, Corridor & Visioning Plans Vision Plan for the Liberty-Grand Corridor, with A. Nelessen Associates of Belle Meade, NJ; February 2006. Initiated a Comprehensive Planning process for the City of Duluth, based on the recommendations of the 2001 and Beyond Visioning Project for Duluth; Autumn, 1998. 2001 and Beyond Visioning Project for Duluth, MN; 1994 – 98.  Involved in the development of the process and staffing the Steering Committee, four Subcommittees (Recreation, Economic Strengthening, Environment, and Arts and Culture) and the Implementation Committee; documentation of findings and final text. Old Downtown Strategic Plan, Duluth, MN; 1995. I-394 Corridor Study, City of Minnetonka, MN; 1987. Updated sections of the Mequon Comprehensive Plan, City of Mequon, WI; 1983-84. Urban Design Design Guidelines for the Village of Cobleskill, Cobleskill, NY, adopted June 2009. Design Guidelines for the East End National Register Historic District, Newburgh, NY; 2007-2008; adopted February 2008. Design Guidelines for Colonial Terraces Neighborhood, Newburgh, NY; adopted 2006. Sign Law with associated Design Guidelines for the Village of Liberty, NY; adopted 2005. Researched and wrote a Neighborhood Conservation District Bylaw for the Town of Brookline, MA; 2005- 2006. Administrator of Duluth’s Downtown Storefront Revitalization Program on behalf of the Duluth (Minnesota) Economic Development Authority; 1996-1998. Principal researcher and author of The Downtown Waterfront Mixed Use - Design Review District Ordinance for the City of Duluth, MN; 1989. Revised Minnetonka Sign Regulations, City of Minnetonka, MN; 1986. “Competition Conditions and The Urban Design Framework, Stage One,” Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board, St. Paul, MN; 1986. “The Minnesota Judicial Building Competition Program,” Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board, St. Paul, MN; 1985. Specialized Projects and Studies Omega Green Development Implementation Plan, and Analysis of Alternative Sewage Treatment Systems, Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Rhinebeck, NY; 2001. Demolition Delay & Post-World War II Housing Study, City of Newton, MA; 2001. Old Downtown Reinvestment Program for the Duluth Economic Development Authority, Duluth, MN; 1997. “Feasibility Study of Restoring Duluth’s Incline Railway,” City of Duluth, Minnesota, 1991. Source Separation Recycling Study, City of Minnetonka, Minnesota, 1987. Analysis of Solid Waste Disposal System for Mequon, Wisconsin, 1984. Grant Writing and Fundraising New York Quality Cities Grant; wrote proposal and rationale for undertaking a Vision Plan, incorporating New Urbanism principles for the Liberty–Grand Corridor in Newburgh, NY; awarded 2005/project completed March 2008. New York State Environmental Protection Fund, Historic Preservation Matching Grant for $350,000 ($702,000 project) for restoration of the Ford Administration Building on the former Peekskill Military Academy site for the Peekskill City School District, Peekskill, NY; June 2004 and 2005; awarded 2006. Scenic Byways Matching Grant, $77,500 ($100,000 project) for Corridor Management Plan for Skyline Parkway Minnesota State Scenic Byway, Duluth, MN; 1999; awarded 2000. Inter-modal Transportation Enhancement Act Funding, $600,000 for repair and restoration of historic stone- arch bridges on Seven Bridges Road, Duluth, MN; 1994, 1995, 1996. Emergency Restoration Matching Grant from the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office, $10,000 ($14,000 project) for repair of bell tower on the Sacred Heart Cathedral/Sacred Heart Music Center, a property on the National Register of Historic Places in Duluth, MN; 1996. 2001 and Beyond, a visioning project for Duluth, MN, assisted Joel Labovitz in raising over $180,000 from private businesses for the citizen-led project; 1993. Numerous Certified Local Government Grants from the Minnesota State Historic Preservation Office for various historic preservation educational projects by the Duluth Heritage Preservation Commission; 1990 – 1998. FACILITATION, PRESENTATIONS & PUBLIC SPEAKING Public PowerPoint presentation entitled, Cold Spring’s Architecture- A Closer Look, for the Putnam County Historical Society’s Annual Meeting, sharing the findings from Larson Fisher Associate’s historic district update survey of the 19th century historic district in Cold Spring, New York, April 10, 2010. Public PowerPoint presentation, Duluth’s Historic East End Homes, describing the historical and architectural significance of the 213 residences in the historic resource survey by Larson Fisher Associates, Duluth City Council Chambers, July 26, 2007. Session organizer and presenter, Integrating Historic Preservation and Planning: Methods and Tools; Guiding Growth: Better Communities, Annual Conference of the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association in Saratoga Springs, NY; October 2003. Organizer, presenter, Northeast Scenic Byway Conference, Portland, ME; November 2000. Organizer, session moderator, tour leader, Upper Midwest APA Planning Conference, Duluth, MN; September 2000. Organizer, facilitator, On the Road Together—Becoming a Multi-State National Scenic Byway, National Road Alliance, Zanesville, OH; March 2000. Developer, facilitator, Community Dialog Series for the City of Duluth, MN.  This series of open community meetings covered six topics (demographics, economic development, environmental protection, urban design and historic preservation, transportation, and arts and culture) relevant to the development of a comprehensive plan; 1998. Organizer, moderator Traditional Neighborhood Development, a 1-day professional seminar  sponsored by Minnesota Chapter of the American Planning Association for planners in Northeast Minnesota; November 1997. Presenter, Who Built That? – A Review of Duluth’s Architectural Landmarks and the Architects Responsible for Them, a slide presentation as a part of the City of Duluth Library Lecture Series; fall 1997. Facilitator, organizational development retreats for the Sacred Heart Music Center, a private not-for-profit cultural organization in Duluth, MN; 1996, 1998. Facilitator, community-wide meetings in the 2001 and Beyond Visioning Project for Duluth, MN; 1994 - 1995. Developer, tour leader, Two-bit Tours of Old Downtown, Duluth, MN, summers 1993 – 1994.  (Also developed concept of a historical character, Dr. Thomas Preston Foster, Duluth’s first newspaperman, giving the tour, obtained funding and recruited local actor for tours 1995-1997.) Presenter The Good, the Bad & the Ugly – Preservation Perspectives on the Historic Resources of Duluth, Minnesota, a slide presentation sponsored by the St. Louis Historical Society, Duluth, MN; fall 1992. PUBLICATIONS Minnesota History Book Review of Morgan Park – Duluth, U. S. Steel, and the Forging of a Company Town; Winter 2009-2010 issue. Planning “GE, EPA & PCBs; The latest moves in the long-running saga of the Hudson River Cleanup;” February 2002 issue, official magazine of the American Planning Association. Planning Minnesota Monthly president’s column in the official newsletter of the Minnesota Chapter of the American Planning Association; January 1999 – November/December 2000 issues. Vistas Monthly articles, field notes and photographs in the official newsletter of the National Scenic Byways Program; October 1999 – August 2000 issues. Duluth News Tribune Book Review of Boomtown Landmarks; August 22, 1993. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS & RELEVANT VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES Member in good standing, American Institute of Certified Planners, inducted 1988 Metro and Upstate Divisions of the New York Chapter of the American Planning Association, 2000 – present Congress for New Urbanism, 2001-2005 Minnesota Chapter of the American Planning Association; 1984 – 2000. Host for 2000 APA Upper Midwest Planning Conference in Duluth, MN Chapter President 1999-2000 Chapter Vice President 1997-1998 Northern District Representative 1990-1996 Host for 1991 APA State Planning Conference in Duluth, MN Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild/ Woodstock Guild of Craftsmen; Woodstock, NY; Byrdcliffe Tour Guide Coordinator; 2002 -2009 Preservation League of New York State; 2001 – present Victorian Society in America; 2005 – present Vernacular Architecture Forum; 2000 - present  National Trust for Historic Preservation; 2001 - present Commission for Civic Design, Town of Woodstock, NY, Chair; 2001 - 2003  
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