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At the core of Broadview Planning’s mission is an emphasis on inclusive public involvement and outreach, particularly with historically underrepresented communities.

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As a small firm, we pride ourselves on our ability to build durable and lasting relationships with our clients as we develop a project plan that best suits their needs. Our collaborative work ethic allows us to work efficiently to deliver projects on time and on budget. We tailor our approach to guide processes that allow stakeholders to step back from their immediate positions and recognize their shared interests and concerns.

Babienko Architects | Ballard Alliance | City of Auburn | City of Bellevue | City of Burien | City of Tukwila | ECONorthwest | Ecotope | HDR Engineering | Island County Department of Planning + Community Development | MIG | Seattle City Light | Seattle Department of Neighborhoods | Seattle Department of Transportation | Seattle Municipal Court | Seattle Office of Sustainability + Environment | Seattle Parks + Recreation | Seattle Public Utilities | University District Partnership | Urban Sustainability Directors Network | Valley Transit

Andrea is a community planning and public engagement specialist with over twenty years of experience. A process expert, she loves to lead projects at the nexus of sustainability, health, and the built environment and has applied her skills to a diverse array of policies and programs. A skilled project manager, Andrea’s extensive public sector experience, ability to develop and implement effective engagement strategies, and her work with rural, homeless, and other underserved communities, brings a distinct advantage to her clients. Andrea loves to build collaborative teams that work together effectively to set goals, streamline processes, and develop a shared definition of success.

Andrea is currently working on her Master of Public Health from the University of Washington. Andrea earned a Master of Public Policy from the Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver, and her BA from Skidmore College. Andrea is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and serves as the Chair of the American Planning Association’s newly created Food Systems Division.

Andrea Petzel, AICP, MPH


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Andrea Petzel Broadview Planning


From design to implementation to evaluation, Valerie seeks to advance programs and policies that enhance community health and wellbeing. With twenty years’ experience in education, communication, and public health, she weaves compelling narratives that inspire authentic and lasting change. Ultimately, Valerie believes in the power of story to move people, and she uses bottom-up, holistic engagement strategies that empower people to share their stories on their terms, and in so doing, become more invested in where they live, work, and play.


Focused on community-driven planning processes, she has led several innovative, award-winning projects examining social networks, community assets, and resilience strategies. Her expertise also includes survey design and methodology, data analysis and visualization, and creating dynamic, living reports that marry technical exactness with readability and accessibility across audiences.


Valerie earned a BA in history from UC Irvine, an MPH in community-oriented public health practice from the University of Washington, and a PhD in health policy research from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She serves as chair of the American Public Health Association Peace Caucus.

Valerie Pacino, PhD, MPH

Community Health Equity Manager

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Over the past twenty years, Sara has worked successfully with government agencies, elected officials, and nonprofit organizations to design, assess, and implement a broad range of policy and planning initiatives.  Whether advancing a strategic plan for a major public facility, writing regulatory legislation or developing a ballot measure, Sara works to build and sustain trusting relationships. 


Joining Broadview Planning from the City of Seattle, Sara most recently served as Director of the Department of Neighborhoods’ Community Assets Division.  In that role, she oversaw the City’s historic preservation and P-Patch community gardening programs, as well as elements of the regulatory framework that governs major institution and public school development.  Sara also previously held the position of Senior Policy Advisor in the Seattle Mayor’s Office, where she focused on land use and community development issues, and served several years as a Legislative Analyst for the Seattle City Council.  In that role, she served all nine elected members as part of the Council’s professional policy staff.  


Sara is a graduate of Smith College, holds a master’s degree in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania, and studied urban history and community development in Oslo, Norway, as a Fulbright Scholar.

Sara Belz, MCP

Policy + Planning Manager

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Logan is deeply committed to community-focused urban design, driven by his genuine passion for working with the built environment to promote community health and sustainability. With five years of experience in nonprofit work in Washington, DC with organizations including the Urban Land Institute, Logan specializes in building relationships and facilitating information-sharing among diverse stakeholders in support community initiatives. Logan loves actively collaborating with communities to explore innovative approaches to solving problems and finds inspiration in observing the diverse strategies adopted by cities and individuals to create positive change in their neighborhoods.


Logan holds a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Washington, and a BA in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame.

Logan Bridge

Community Planner

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Will is a planning student passionate about creating positive outcomes for communities through authentic and dynamic public engagement processes. With a background in political science and project management, Will has a range of experience working with clients and communities in the public and private sectors and is interested in using a community health lens to better inform planning processes and decision making. He loves to be a part of a well-connected team that sets effective goals and strives for execution excellence. Will is currently facilitating the community engagement process with rural communities in the Olympic Peninsula for the Port of Port Townsend as a part of a student group from the University of Washington. 


Will is a Master of Urban Planning Student at the University of Washington. He earned a BA in Politics from Bates College and spent time studying policy at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.

Will McPherson

Planning Intern

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Broadview Planning public outreach

Broadview Planning is an award-winning, Seattle-based consulting firm specializing in community planning and public engagement services that promote health, sustainability, and equity. Our policy expertise reflects a deep knowledge of and experience with land use planning, parks and open space, affordable housing, health equity, and climate/resilience planning.

We are community planners, public health professionals, and communication experts, rooted in local government experience and the belief that there is always a better way to connect with stakeholders.

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