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TRPA welcomes new regional planning coordinator

Sun staff report

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. and#8212; As the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency shifts into the final phases of its Regional Plan Update, the agency announced this week an associated change in leadership for its Regional Plan Update team. The effort that had been led by Harmon Zuckerman for the past two years will now be charged to Arlo Stockham, a planner and consultant with 14 years’ experience in Northern Nevada.

and#8220;The Regional Plan Update … is scheduled for final consideration by the TRPA Governing Board at the end of 2012,and#8221; said TRPA Executive Director Joanne Marchetta. and#8220;The next 15 months will be crucial to delivering much-needed updates to the existing plan, and Arlo is bringing the right set of skills at the right time.and#8221;

The Regional Plan is a blueprint for sustainable Tahoe Basin communities and continued environmental restoration, according to the agency. The update was put firmly on track by Zuckerman, who resigned with a sense of accomplishment a little more than two years after taking the position.

Stockham comes to TRPA with experience completing controversial planning efforts. Before starting his own consulting service in 2007, Stockham was a planner manager with the city of Reno and led major updates of the Truckee Meadows Regional Plan and the Reno Master Plan.