Last month, Jonathan Hidalgo, AICP, Associate Environmental Planner at WRA, Inc., was elected by the Association of Environmental Planners (AEP) San Francisco Bay Area Chapter Board members to serve as the chapter’s new president. “I am honored to be elected to this important leadership role and give back to an organization that has provided me many exciting professional development opportunities over the years,” said Mr. Hidalgo. “I want to continue the great work that my fellow AEP colleagues have started and help bring new excitement to the chapter’s program and members.”
Jonathan plans to strengthen student involvement, develop mentorship programs for young and emerging professionals, expand education events, and broaden outreach. Jonathan is slated to speak at the AEP Northern Conference in Eureka in September and help the local chapter support the AEP State Conference which will be held in San Francisco in 2017.
AEP is a non-profit organization of professionals working to improve their skills as environmental and resource managers. The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter encompasses more than 300 members around the Bay Area region and reaching as far north to the Oregon border. The chapter supports its members with continuing education opportunities, workshops and conferences, and networking events. Visit the local chapter website here.
Jonathan Hidalgo is an Associate Environmental Planner at WRA with experience in the preparation of environmental review documents pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). He received his Master Degrees in City and Regional Planning and Public Policy with a concentration in environmental policy from California Polytechnic State University.
At WRA, he serves as project manager and principal writer for a diverse range of projects including residential subdivisions, public and transportation infrastructure, recreational facilities, and solar. Through his experience working with university design studios and government agencies, Jonathan has prepared greenhouse gas inventories, Community Plan updates, General Plan updates, and permit processing. Contact Jonathan to learn more about AEP SF Bay Area Chapter or to learn more about WRA’s environmental planning services.