Urban Planning Advisory Board


The Urban Planning Advisory Board is comprised of nine members who represent all aspects of the field of urban planning.  CEOs of private firms, members of economic development organizations, or local government professionals, the board meets annually to advise and support the school, and introduce students to the profession.  

Karen Clawson

Karen Clawson AICP

Senior Transportation Planner, Mid-America Regional Council
Matthew Coates

Matthew Coates

Director of Development, The Yarco Companies
Jeremy Davis

Jeremy Davis

Economic Development Manager, Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City
Bill Ebel

Bill Ebel

City Manager, Overland Park, Kansas
Bill Fiander

Bill Fiander AICP

Director of Planning, City of Topeka, Kansas
Mike Grube

Mike Grube

President, MG Real Estate Development
Triveece Penelton

Triveece Penelton AICP

City Planner, Public Involvement Innovator, Vireo
Rob Richardson

Robin Richardson AICP

Director of Planning, Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas
Fred Sherman

Fred Sherman

Deputy Election Security Commissioner, Johnson County, Kansas
Kip Strauss

Kip Strauss AICP

Transportation Technology and Operations Department Manager, HNTB Corporation
Diane Wicklund

Diane Wicklund AICP

Principal Planner, Johnson County, Kansas Government