Juan Borrelli, AICP, has been appointed as APA California’s Vice President of Marketing and Membership for the remainder of the 2022-2023 term, a post that was vacated mid-term. As a member of the chapter’s Executive Board, Borrelli will work with the Young and Emerging Planners Coordinators, University Liaisons, Division Representatives, and others to improve membership retention and expand membership in APA. His day job is Development Services Small Business Ally, Program Manager, for the City of San Jose, where he has worked since 2003. Borrelli holds an MURP from Georgia Tech and a bachelor of design in architecture from the University of Florida. He was APA California-Northern’s Section Director, 2007-2008. In his spare time, Borrelli travels to Hawaii and grows amazing cacti and succulents in his home garden in San Jose.
Ricky Caperton, AICP, is now Planning Manager for the City of Napa. He most recently served as deputy city planner with the City of Clovis. Before Clovis, Caperton was a supervising planner for the City of Fresno, a senior environmental planner at LSA Associates, Fresno, and an associate at PlaceWorks (Berkeley office). He holds an MA in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School and a BA in environmental studies and planning from Sonoma State University. Caperton is happy to be back in the Bay Area and looks forward to getting reacquainted with APA Northern Section.
Kaitlyn Harrison has joined Good City Company as an Assistant Planner. Before Good City, she was an urban planner with Raney Planning and Management, Sacramento. She holds a master of urban and regional planning from San Jose State University and a BS in sociology from Sacramento State College of Business Administration. During her undergrad years, Harrison studied in Florence, Italy, an experience that motivated her to learn more about urban design and its effects on communities.
Dana Hoffman, AICP, is starting a new position as Climate Transportation Manager for the City and County of Denver, where she has been employed since mid-2018. She will be helping Denver’s Department of Transportation & Infrastructure meet GHG emissions reductions goals by combining the climate mitigation planning experience she gained from working with Michael Baker International (Oakland) and at PMC before that with her local government project management experience in Denver. Hoffman holds a master’s in city and regional planning from Cal Poly–SLO and a bachelor’s in political science and environmental policy from Rice University. She served on APA California Northern Section’s Board as East Bay Regional Activities Coordinator (RAC) from December 2016 through July 2018 and is a dedicated bicycle commuter, hiker, and dog mama.
Licínia (McMorrow) Iberri is now School Bond Program Director for the San Francisco Unified School District. From 2013 to 2021, she was with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, most recently as Potrero Yard modernization project manager and facility planning manager. Iberri’s previous positions included assistant project manager, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (where she worked on community and economic development and financing in Bayview Hunters Point), and planner with the City of San Jose. She holds a master’s in urban planning from USC and a BA in urban studies from Macalester College (St. Paul). Iberri (then McMorrow) served on the Northern Section Board as South Bay Regional Advisory Coordinator (RAC), 2007–2009.
Michael Nimon is now the Economic Development Director for the City of Vallejo. He previously held the same position with the City of Tracy, 2020-2022. Before that, Nimon worked for 14 years with Economic & Planning Systems, departing as Sr. Vice President in 2019. He holds an MBA from Florida State University, an MURP from San Jose State University, and a BS in economics and management science from UC San Diego. In his new post, Nimon will be leading the preparation of a new economic development strategic plan for the City of Vallejo.
Mayank Patel is now an Associate Planner with the City of Fremont. He most recently was an associate planner with the City of Dublin. He had been an associate planner with the City of Newark after ending five years with the City of Orinda as a senior planner, working on the Downtown Precise Plan. Before entering municipal planning in 2015, Patel was an urban designer at PlaceWorks for four years. He holds a master of urban and regional planning from UC Irvine and a BS in landscape architecture from UC Davis.
Ossmand Ruano is Customer Information Systems Planner at SFMTA, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. He previously was a transportation planning intern at WETA, the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority. Ruano holds an MURP from San Jose State University (December 2021) and a BA in sociology from the University of Michigan.
Andrew Trippel, AICP, is a Principal Planner with M-Group’s North Bay team, serving as Petaluma’s Planning Manager since March 2022. He is professionally committed to creativity, innovation, inclusiveness, responsiveness, and endurance. Trippel previously worked for the City of Santa Rosa for six years in planning review, management, and zoning administration. Before coming to the Bay Area in 2016, he was working in the Greater Memphis Area for eight years as a planner for diverse organizations including The University of Memphis. He holds a master’s in planning and an MS in psychology from The University of Memphis and a BA in philosophy from Western Kentucky University. Trippel serves as board vice chair of a local nonprofit and dreams of completing one more Ironman triathlon.
Lorraine Weiss is Principal Planner, since April 2022, at CSG Consulting, San Francisco Bay Area, offering planning and land use services to public agencies. She previously provided consulting services for 24 years as Lorraine Weiss Design and Development Review. Weiss was environmental services manager (Planning and Building Department head) for the Town of Corte Madera, 2002-2004, a planner with the City of Palo Alto, 1991-1998, and an assistant planner with Daly City, 1989-1991. She holds a BS in urban and regional planning from Cal Poly Pomona and a certificate in urban design from the San Francisco Center for Architecture and Urban Studies. Weiss lives on the shores of Richardson Bay and sails her boat “Sweet Lorraine” as often as she can, and travels abroad on land and water.
Jerry Wilburn has been named Northern Section’s University Liaison, tasked to “collaborate with the Student Representatives” from the campuses “to help improve student/professional interaction at Section programs and activities.” Wilburn holds a master’s in urban planning and a bachelor of applied science in urban planning/sociology, both from San Jose State University, and a bachelor of business administration from the University of Phoenix. His areas of expertise are GIS, urban planning, and policy writing, and he has had four years of experience in housing program management and housing and homeless policy. Wilburn is a program manager with Young Community Developers as San Francisco District 10 rental assistance program manager.
Pamela Wu, AICP, who grew up in the Cupertino area, has been appointed as Cupertino’s City Manager, effective August 29. She had been the City of San Bruno’s community and economic development director, overseeing the building, planning, and housing divisions. Prior to joining San Bruno in 2019, Wu worked for the City of Gilroy and the County of Santa Clara — collectively more than 20 years of public service. She holds a BA in architecture and regional planning from UC Berkeley.