MELÉNDREZ HOSTS APA WOMEN IN PLANNING EVENT!

October 20, 2015

Last night Meléndrez hosted an enthusiastic crowd of mostly young women planners at an APA Women in Planning event. Meléndrez Principal Melani Smith moderated the panel that included Amy Bodek, Director of Community Development, City of Long Beach; Deborah Murphy, Founder, Los Angeles Walks; and Katherine Perez-Estolano, Partner, Estolano LeSar Perez Advisors.

In an informal dialogue, the women explained their journey into the planning world, challenges faced along the way, provided pointers and tips, and talked about how to manage work/life balance. Each of the women brought a unique perspective, which ran the gamut of experience in government, private consulting, non-profits, advocacy, and public office. The event drew a great crowd, and spurred an informal dialogue with attendees given their many thoughtful questions.