Wendy Nowak, AICP
Wendy Nowak is an experienced and versatile planner with 20 years of professional experience in the public and private sector. Wendy’s winning interpersonal skills and passion for working with the public make her a natural in community participation and visioning, and her background in local government provides her with the know-how to successfully navigate a project through a process with an emphasis on multi-departmental implementation. Her innate relationship and consensus building skills help her to break down barriers and achieve desired outcomes for her clients. She has managed projects of a diverse variety and scale including public outreach and visioning, general plan updates, specific plans, corridor infill development, grant writing and entitlement coordination. She is currently working on the General Plan update for Redondo Beach, formerly led the consultant teams for the updates in Palm Springs, Westminster, Yucca Valley and Menifee (inaugural plan). Wendy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, an Adjunct Professor for the University of Southern California, a National Ambassador for the International Association of Public Participation and formerly served on the Board of the California Planning Foundation.