FORUM speaker

Jason Van Essen

Planning & Urban Design Administrator/AICP/Des Moines, IA

Jason has 26 years of municipal planning, historic preservation, and urban design experience. He currently leads the City of Des Moines Planning and Urban Design Division, which preforms long-range and development planning, and provides urban design support for the city. The division staffs the City’s Historic Preservation Commission, Plan & Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Adjustment. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Community and Regional Planning from Iowa State University and a Master of Public Administration from Drake University. In addition, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

FORUM 2024

Join us in West Palm Beach, FL this summer.