Barbara Sheinberg named to prestigious group

    Barbara Sheinberg.

    Chicago, Illinois (KINY) - Barbara Sheinberg achieved the planning profession's highest honor by being named to the prestigious American Institute of Certified Planners College of Fellows.

    Sheinberg was honored for her outstanding achievements in urban planning.

    The fellowship is only granted to planners who have achieved certification through the American Planning Association's professional institute.

    Sheinberg is the third planner in Alaska to receive this professional recognition and honor.  She was nominated by the Alaska chapter of the American Planning Association.

    AICP President Valerie Hubbard said Sheinberg is a true leader in the planning profession, "These individuals have made lasting contributions to the profession and have inspired generations of new planners.  They are truly awe-inspiring."

    Sheinberg is the principal planner for Sheinberg Associates.  She started the firm in 1989.  She has worked 37 years in the profession.

    Her Geo-Rezoning system in Anchorage coped with explosive growth.  Sheinberg also promoted the self-determination of Alaska Natives and rural residents.  She was also recognized in 2019 by the Alaska APA chapter for the Sitka 2030 Comprehensive Plan.

    She also contributed to the CBJ Downtown Blueprint Vision Team that won the 2020 Alaska APA Award for Most Innovative Planning Project.


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