This Thursday, 4/21/11 at 5:30pm at the Camel – Rachel Flynn

This Thursday, 4/21/11 at 5:30pm at the Camel – Rachel Flynn

This Thursday, 4/21/11 at 5:30pm at the Camel. Don’t miss Rachel Flynn and the opportunity to join with other like-minded folks to keep the ball rolling and the bar set high for sustainable improvements to our City.

Thanks go to the following sponsors wanting to thank Rachel Flynn for her work in the City.  If you don’t know Rachel yet take a look at her bio below. Note: Parking is available on Monument Avenue behind The Camel as well as on Broad and side streets.

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Rachel Flynn, AIA, recently served as the Director of the Department of Planning and Development Review (DPDR) – formerly titled Community Development – and served in this role since March 2006.

She is a licensed architect and has practiced both architecture and urban planning for over twenty-five years. Prior to her arrival in Richmond, she was Director of Community Planning and Development in Lynchburg, Virginia for eight years. She received numerous recognitions including; Best Civic Leader, Central Virginia Visionary, Preservationist of the Year, and Outstanding Urban Conservationist. She led the effort to develop several Master Plans for Lynchburg, receiving awards such as: Best Comprehensive Plan, Excellence in Planning for the Downtown & Riverfront Plan, and the Great American Main Street Award.

Rachel is a graduate of Harvard University, where she received her Masters in Public Administration, and a graduate of the Catholic University of America, where she received her Master of Science in Engineering and her Bachelor of Science in Architecture. She spent the large part of her architectural career with the firm Cannon Design in their New York, Boston, Washington, D.C. and Toronto offices.

Since Rachel’s arrival in Richmond, she has led efforts to improve the Department of Planning and Development with better customer service, new technology, higher design standards, and new master plans. She received Better Housing Coalition’s Community Revitalization Award, ACORN’s Golden Hammer Award, the Sierra Club’s Green Giant Award. and City Council 6th District’s Outstanding Administration Service Award. Recently, the department won the Outstanding Plan Award for the Downtown Master Plan from the American Planning Association.

Rachel serves on the Board of Directors for Sweet Briar College and was appointed by Governor Mark Warner to serve on the Board of Historic Resources.

(adapted from the City of Richmond website)