Holly Owen, AICP - Associate
Ms. Owen joined Collins & Schoettler in 2012 to provide support for the firm's contract for the San Joaquin Valley
Blueprint project and also for the company's contract planning services. She is also a planner with Land Use Associates of Fresno, working on a variety of
projects including various contract planning tasks and preparation of housing elements.
Her additional Central Valley experience involved working with the City of Clovis, assisting with entitlements, staff reports, presentations to Planning Commission,
stakeholder meetings, development code updates, and code enforcement. She spent significant time staffing the public counter providing assistance to customers
with planning, zoning and business license requests ranging from simple to highly complex matters. In this capacity Ms. Owen was a key component in the success
of one of the valley's most progressive cities. Recently Ms. Owen has been assisting the cities of Exeter and Woodlake with planning services.
Previously Ms. Owen researched and wrote on legislative process and policy drafts for the Marine Life Protection Act of California with
focus on adaptive management plans and best practices for implementation for Adaptive Strategies Inc, (St. Paul, MN). Prior to that she assisted the University
of Minnesota planning wildlife corridors, surveyed neighborhood members, and presented a draft plan to expand existing wildlife refuges along with neighborhood/stakeholder
input for the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
Other experience includes conducting graduate level research and data analysis for a USDA grant, research for a new urbanist developer in
downtown Atlanta, GA, and market studies and database tracking for CSU Fresno. Prior to work in the planning field, Ms. Owen worked in sales for an educational
publisher in a six state area in the northern Midwest, and also worked for CP Rail Services in marketing, sales and transportation services.
Ms. Owen was recently elected as Director of Membership and Community Outreach for the California American Planning Association - Central
B.A. in English from St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN. Ms. Owen has also completed masters coursework in
City and Regional Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA and masters coursework in Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.