Tess Brandon, AICP, has over five years of land use and environmental planning experience, including work for both public and private clients throughout the Northwest. Her expertise includes drafting clear, implementable, and defensible regulations that achieve local objectives, and working with Planning Commissions and City Councils to shepherd those regulations through the local adoption process. On the other side of the permit counter, she assists clients on all phases of development, including feasibility analysis, code interpretation and due diligence, and permitting strategy and submittal. She has experience coordinating with representatives from local, state, federal, and tribal agencies. Her approach of clear, direct communication beginning early in the permit process has led to a successful track record for her clients.
Prior to her planning career, Tess worked as an oceanographer for the federal government. Her scientific background makes her comfortable working on complex technical problems for her clients, especially those that address the dynamic interface between the built and aquatic environments. Other services to clients include providing geospatial analysis and mapping and guidance on science-based mitigation design.