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Andrea Harris-Long, AICP

Senior Land Use Planner and Technical Assistance Program (TAP) Coordinator

Department: Land Use
Email: aharris-long@mapc.org


Biography:

Andrea Harris-Long joined MAPC in 2021 and serves as a Senior Land Use Planner and Technical Assistance Program (TAP) Coordinator. As part of the Land Use team, she works with communities across the region to update zoning codes, develop comprehensive plans, and work on special planning projects. In her role as TAP Coordinator, she oversees the distribution of District Local Technical Assistance (DLTA) and Planning for MetroCommon2050 Technical Assistance (PMTA) funding to communities to advance regional and local goals around equity, smart growth, and regional collaboration.

Before joining MAPC, Andrea was a Senior Planner for the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC), the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Seattle area. At PSRC, she developed VISION 2050, an innovative regional growth management plan; managed the implementation of the Regional Centers Framework; and oversaw the agency’s Plan Review work program, a requirement of Washington State’s Growth Management Act. Prior to Andrea’s work with PSRC, she was a Senior Planner and Manager for the Charleston County Planning Department in Charleston, SC. While working for the county, Andrea developed and implemented comprehensive plans, community plans, and zoning ordinances. She also worked closely with the county’s Planning Commission and County Council, providing policy expertise and project management skills to a variety of special projects.

Andrea earned a Master’s in Public Administration from the College of Charleston and a Bachelor’s in History and Legal Studies from Indiana State University. Andrea has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) since 2016 and has served in various volunteer roles for the state American Planning Association (APA) chapters in Washington and South Carolina.

Areas of expertise: equitable community engagement, policy analysis, comprehensive planning, centers planning, municipal zoning, historic preservation, project management, grant writing and administration, leadership and organizational development