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Mayank Patel is now the Associate Planner for the City of Newark, where he’ll be focusing on current planning and contributing to long-range planning efforts such as the City’s Old Town Newark Specific Plan and NewPark Place Specific Plan. Patel had been the senior planner for the City of Orinda, where he worked on the Downtown Precise Plan. Before entering the world of municipal plan­ning in 2015, he was an urban designer at PlaceWorks. He holds a master of urban and regional planning from UC Irvine and a BS in landscape architecture from UC Davis. 

Sarah Yuwiler is now the Asso­ciate Plan­ner for the City of Brentwood. She pre­viously was an assis­tant planner for the City of Concord. Yuwiler holds a BA in environ­mental studies and plan­ning from Sonoma State University. She currently resides in Pittsburg.  

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