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 Petzel Broadview Planning

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


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With more than fifteen years of experience in education, communication, and public health, Valerie unleashes her creative and strategic thinking and her aptitude for writing to weave compelling narratives and drive change. Focused on community-driven planning processes, she has led a variety of innovative projects and programs examining social networks, community assets, and resilience strategies. Valerie believes in the power of story to move people, and she uses bottom-up, holistic engagement strategies that help people tell their stories, and in so doing, become more invested in where they live, work, and play.


Valerie earned a BA in history from UC Irvine and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Washington, and she is currently a doctoral candidate in public health policy at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Valerie Pacino, MPH

Social Equity + Community Health Manager

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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.

Clair brings 15 years of experience with community and stakeholder outreach, workshop facilitation, communication strategy development, and environmental planning. She has supported a range of projects at the local, state, and federal levels, including small-scale transportation planning projects, a multi-billion dollar regional transportation program, and environmental compliance and climate action planning workshops. She has a passion for process planning and believes in the power of relationships to build trust and allow for new ideas and creative solutions. Clair is especially interested in projects that integrate housing, transportation, and the environment and in planning and strategic thinking about climate mitigation, adaptation, and resilience.    


Clair earned a dual master’s degree in Urban Planning and Sustainable Systems at the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s in International Studies and Geography from the University of Washington. Clair contributed to the report “Green Building and Climate Resilience: Understanding Impacts and Preparing for Changing Conditions,” in collaboration with the U.S. Green Building Council. 

Clair Leighton

Senior Associate

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