Sara Dechter, CP3, AICP - Flagstaff, AZ
Sara Dechter has 15+ years of experience in public participation and urban and environmental planning. She is currently the Comprehensive Planning Manager for the City of Flagstaff, where her job is to provide leadership and vision in implementing the Flagstaff's Regional Plan and developing small area plans. Sara spent the first 10 years of her career in federal environmental management and forest planning working in Utah, New Mexico, and Arizona. Her work focuses on creating a sustainable future for her community by leading inclusive public participation for complex and controversial City-wide policy issues and neighborhood plans. Sara received her MSP in Urban and Regional Planning from the Florida State University, and her BA in Sociology and with a minor in Public Policy from the University of Notre Dame.