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.

  • Jeffrey W. Hook, AICP

    Principal Planner

    Mr. Hook is a planning professional with over 35 years of planning and environmental experience in Central and Southern California. Prior to joining the firm, he served in senior positions with the cities of San Luis Obispo and San Clemente. Mr. Hook has provided senior level urban planning...

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  • Tamara Campbell

    Principal Planner

    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 the day-to-day operations of the  Planning Department....

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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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  • 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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  • Mary P. Wright, AICP / LEED AP ND

    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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