Welcome to everyone who has accepted the invitation to participate in the
APA Private Practice Division listserve!
We hope this will be an active forum for exchanging news and information of
interest to planning consultants.
We invite participants to offer a brief intro about themselves, to help
everyone get to know who else is on the list (about 50 so far). So, feel
free to send to the list a few lines about yourself, your practice, areas of
interest, information you would find most useful, etc.
Alternatively (or in addition), I've drafted up a "Member Survey" on the
Yahoo groups web interface - feel free to submit information about yourself
and your firm there. The link is
click on "Member
Survey," and then "Add Record."
That said, I'll kick things off with a quick intro:
I've been in private practice as a sole proprietor for about three years
now, since we moved from Washington, DC to Bloomington, Indiana in 2003.
Much of my work is research, writing, and program management in areas that
include housing, land use, real estate development, and community
development. I've also worked closely with communities and organizations on
corridor development and planning, particularly scenic byways and heritage
corridors. Many of my clients continue to be DC-based, often nonprofit
research/education organizations or government agencies. Previously, I was
with the land use policy group at the Urban Land Institute, and before that,
I was director of programs at Scenic America (both in DC). As my practice is
growing, I'm sometimes encountering new situations where it would be great
to be able to seek the advice of others who have been there, done that. I
hope this listserve may be an opportunity share that kind of information.
But enough about me - what about you?
Deborah L. Myerson, AICP
Planning and Development Consultant
834 S. Sheridan Dr.
Bloomington, Indiana 47401