Amanda Arnold is bringing her decades of diverse experience to our Wisconsin planning staff. Amanda has provided planning expertise as a consultant and from a variety of public sector positions, having worked for a regional planning commission, a transit authority, a township, and cities including Minneapolis. Her vast experience includes completing comprehensive plans, overseeing capital improvement projects, coordinating with neighborhood groups, and reviewing subdivision and site plans. In addition, her experience as a municipal administrator provides her with a solid understanding of all municipal operations.
Amanda’s responsibilities include urban and campus planning, grant strategy and funding implementation, community outreach, research, data analysis, economic development, and land use. She has a passion for community development and outreach. She is a skilled project manager with a strong record of building consensus and facilitating change.
Amanda, who works in our Madison office, researches and analyzes data related to social, housing, commercial development, economic, population, environmental, and land use trends. She develops comprehensive, Main Street, and other urban plans and conducts downtown redevelopment studies.
“Amanda fits right in at Ayres, where we put many disciplines of consultants to work to foresee and then meet the needs of our public sector clients, developers, and other clients who will fuel the next round of catalytic planning and investment in our communities,” Scott Wilson, PSS, vice president.
Amanda holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of New Orleans and a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from Ball State University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and the American Planning Association. She is a recent board member for the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Planning Association.