Professional Affiliations

LVA staff has been actively involved in professional activities and serves on various committees, review boards and community volunteer activities. Below is a partial list:

  • American Planning Association
  • American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
  • Arizona State Land Department Board of Appeals
  • City of Peoria Hillside Development Standards Advisory
  • City of Phoenix Hillside Development Ordinance Committee
  • City of Tempe Design Review Board
  • City of Tempe Planning and Zoning Commission
  • Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU)
  • Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB)
  • Desert Open Spaces Committee
  • Environmentally Sensitive Lands Ordinance Task Force, Scottsdale
  • Friends in Gasca Gardens
  • Home Builders Association of Central Arizona (HBACA)
  • Maricopa County Association of Governments
  • McDowell Sonoran Land Trust Board
  • Metropolitan Pima Alliance Member
  • New Pathways for Youth
  • Planned Unit Development Ordinance Review Committee
  • Ranch Feliz Charitable Foundation Inc.
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Valley Forward
  • Valley Partnership

We represent developers and orchestrate rezones. LVA is an asset because of their common-sense approach. In school you learn the technical side, but not everyone can understand the practical side of development. That’s something you just can’t teach.”

– Nicholas J. Wood , Department Head of Zoning and Land Use Planning
Snell & Wilmer