Civic Solutions StaffSenior Consultant Team

Our team of senior professional urban planning consultants have extensive experience in public agency land use planning and serve as a resource for clients and staff.

  • Michael Fellows, AICP

    Senior Planner

    Mr. Fellows has over 15 years professional public agency urban planning experience, including the cities of National City and Coronado in San Diego County and has served as Mayoral appointee to the Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Board for the City of National City.  He is certified by...

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  • Lucita Tong

    Senior Planner

    Lucita Tong is a planning professional with more than 10 years of planning experience through her work in long range and current planning for public and private sector clients. Formerly a Planning Services Manager, she is experienced in managing advance and current planning programs, general plans,...

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  • Rocio Lopez

    Senior Planner

    Ms. Lopez is an urban planner/entitlement specialist with over 24 years of urban planning experience. She has extensive experience in municipal planning project management, current and advanced planning, environmental planning, discretionary case processing, architectural design review, field...

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  • Annette Tam Chyan

    Principal Planner

    Ms. Tam Chyan has over twelve years experience in public agency planning.  Her experience includes managing the entitlement process for major residential, commercial and industrial projects, tract maps, planned unit developments and specific plans.  She is well respected for her  interpersonal...

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  • Tamara Campbell

    Contract Planning Services Manager

    Ms. Campbell brings over 25 years of experience in municipal urban planning.  She is currently serving as Principal Planner under the firm’s Jurupa Valley contract to provide all in-house planning services, where she is in charge of Advance Planning for the Planning Department.  Ms....

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  • Kirt A. Coury

    Municipal Planning Services Manager

    Mr. Coury is a graduate of California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban and Regional Planning.  As Planning Services Manager, he works with Southern California municipalities to provide professional planning assistance to help meet agency...

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  • Jean E. Ward, AICP

    Community Planning Services Manager

    Jean Ward has over twenty years of experience as a planner and project manager, and has worked on a diversity of long range and current planning projects for public and private sector clients. Her strength lies in managing complex projects with multi-disciplinary teams. Jean’s project experience...

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  • Patty Anders

    Community Planning Services Manager

    Ms. Anders recently joined Civic Solutions and brings over 25 years of experience in municipal urban planning.  She has managed and supervised planning activities and staff and has extensive land and environmental planning experience.  She is a results-oriented professional with political acumen...

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  • Mary P. Wright, AICP

    Vice President, Director of Planning Services

    Mary P. Wright is the firm’s Vice President and has 30 years of planning and environmental experience.  In this capacity, Ms. Wright works with public agencies to provide a full range of urban planning and municipal staffing services.  She is responsible for managing contracts and projects,...

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  • Thomas G. Merrell, AICP

    President

    Tom Merrell, CSI President and founder, completed twenty-eight years of public service when he retired from the City of San Juan Capistrano in 1991 to establish a private consulting practice. During his fifteen years as the city’s Director of Community Planning and Development, Tom developed...

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