This last year at Mintier Harnish has been chocked full of change. Sometimes change can be unsettling but as planners we know that change is one of the few things we can say is inevitable. Last June Mintier Harnish celebrated 30 years in business and we certainly have seen a lot of change since 1985. Larry decided it was about time to slow down and is now a part-time project advisor on several of our important projects. As a result, Jim promoted himself to Principal/Owner. Judy Harnish, the first and only firm business manager, logged her 31st year with the firm. Chelsey Payne, our fabulous Project Manager, marked her 9th year with the firm and celebrated the event by having a beautiful little girl (Jacqueline). Our Graphic Production Manager, Ryan Lester, has now been with us for three years and is largely responsible for elevating the firm’s publication quality to new levels. Two of our favorite planners, Dave Amos and Dov Kadin decided they didn’t know enough about planning (they are wrong) and returned to graduate school (both to Cal); Dave for his PHd and Dov for his Masters. In their place we have four new planners: Brent, Amy, Renee, and Rosa (see below). Our long time Office Manager, Theda Justiniani, returned for a second tour of duty after a three year absence. And last but not least, Bob Lagomarsino, the first planner Jim and Larry hired in 1985, returned to the Mintier Harnish fold after wandering in the corporate wilderness for 18 years. Through all this change we continue to have exciting projects, great clients, and interesting new challenges.
Mintier Harnish would like you to join us in welcoming Research Assistant Rosa Harroun to our team! Rosa is skilled in research, writing, and community engagement, and has experience working in the nonprofit sector. Rosa has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Northeastern University, including coursework in political science and urban and regional studies in Boston and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Please take a moment to introduce yourself to Rosa the next time you stop by the office.
Mintier Harnish was featured this week in the Sacramento Business Journal. Columnist Ed Goldman discussed MH’s 30 year history in Sacramento and the firm’s continued presence as a cornerstone of planning in California.