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Celeste Werner, FAICP

Chief of Strategic Development

Celeste is an industry leader with more than 35 years of experience delivering cutting-edge planning solutions that meet client objectives and make community visions real. She has served in both the public and private sectors and cultivated in-depth knowledge and technical expertise in land use and growth management planning, compatibility planning, comprehensive and master planning, redevelopment/renewal and urban design, and zoning. Celeste is a proven project and program manager and has successfully executed projects for municipal, state, federal, and military clients throughout Arizona, the United States, and on Guam.

Celeste is also a nationally recognized public facilitator who focuses on conflict resolution, collaboration, and consensus building as key to the successful adoption and implementation of planning strategies and solutions. She has directed many projects recognized by the American Planning Association and the International Association for Public Participation for outstanding collaborative planning and respect for diversity, inclusion, and culture.