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Women and Urban Planning in the National Capital Area

  • Busboys and Poets 2021 14th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)

Are you looking for inspirational stories to rejuvenate you this spring? Please join the NCAC-APA in a panel discussion with women who are leading urban planning efforts in the National Capital Area. This panel will showcase women in planning leadership and discuss their current projects, workplace dynamics, and stories of persistence and perseverance. This event will take place on Thursday, April 19th at Busboys and Poets on 14th Street with a networking reception beginning at 6 pm. Let’s celebrate our leaders!


6-7 pm: Networking Reception

7-8 pm: Panel

8-8:30 pm: Q&A


Panelists (full bios)

  • Marye Wells-Harley - former Montgomery Planning Board Member, Retired Director of the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation

  • Ruth Hoang - Vice President of Development, The Howard Hughes Corporation (HHC)

  • Elena Romero - Principal, Axis Architecture

  • Merrill St. Leger-Demian - Principal, SmithGroup

  • Arlova J. Vonhm - Zoning Adminstrator, Arlington County


Panel is moderated by Third Wave Urbanism podcast host and Director of Think.Urban, Katrina Johnston-Zimmerman.

Registration includes light appetizers and one drink ticket.

** 1.5 AICP CM Credits approved! **

Earlier Event: April 19
Professional Development Institute
Later Event: April 20
Mid-Atlantic Leadership Conference