BRETT PORTER

As an Associate Consultant, Brett brings eight years of transportation and community planning and public engagement experience to the DIXON team. Specifically, he provides transit, land use, long range, and comprehensive planning; data and location analysis; and expertise in cartographic principles and Geographic Information System (GIS) applications and practices. In addition to project management support, Brett provides exploratory data analysis, report development, and quality assurance concerning delivery of client services and project deliverables.

Prior to his move to California, Brett served five years as an Associate Planner in Ohio for the Lima-Allen County Regional Planning Commission.  His tenure in California’s planning industry began in 2015 at Moore & Associates, a transit planning consultancy in Los Angeles. As an Associate Planner, he authored multiple planning projects in both California and surrounding states, developing or overseeing existing condition reports, socio-demographic profiles of study areas, fixed-route and demand-response assessments, Capital Improvement Plans (CIP), financial plans, and public engagement plans.

With DIXON, Brett is currently developing a Comprehensive Mobility Strategy for Runyon Canyon, combining his planning expertise, on-site assessments, and extensive stakeholder outreach. The strategy will be instrumental in helping the park manage its increase in popularity and the resulting influx of visitors over the past several years.  As part of a separate Hollywood parking study, Brett is developing a parking needs assessment, financial model, peer study and rate structure to address the current and long-term needs of the community.  As Parking Manager for Seal Beach, Brett provides ongoing support to the City’s parking program to enhance and advance current parking technology and operations.  Providing hands-on leadership, he guided the implementation of new multi-space meters and the installation of mobile payment signage. Brett is also developing a comprehensive wayfinding plan for Northern Arizona University to enhance the campus experience for visitors, students, and faculty and staff.

Brett holds an M.A. in Geography and Planning from the University of Toledo (OH) and is AICP-certified by the American Planning Association.