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Michael Gibbons Joins MH

Mintier Harnish is excited to announce that Michael Gibbons has joined our team as a Planner.

Michael has worked in both the public and private sector, as well as in law enforcement. He has experience in land use planning, zoning regulations, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, urban design, architectural applications, historic preservation, real estate development, regulatory code, and public policy.

Previously, Michael worked as the Assistant City Planner for the City of Napa. Michael graduated with honors from California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), San Luis Obispo, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in City and Regional Planning. Michael also holds an Associate of Science in Mathematics with a concentration in Architecture from Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo.

Michael can be reached at

Rick Rust Joins Mintier Harnish

Mintier Harnish is excited to announce that Rick Rust, AICP, GISP has joined our team as a Principal Planner.

Rick brings more than 33 years of experience in the management and preparation of general and comprehensive plans, housing elements, specific plans, zoning codes, and environmental compliance documents. His work is based on a comprehensive set of skills in community planning, urban design, economic development, environmental compliance, and community engagement. He also has an extensive background in the application of GIS technologies to planning.

For general and comprehensive plans, Rick brings extensive experience managing dozens of successful planning projects in California and nationwide. In California, this includes management of the general plan and EIR programs for the cities of Tulare, Stockton, San Luis Obispo, Oxnard, and Lincoln, and the counties of Tulare and Lake.  Nationally, Rick has worked on community planning projects in 25 states, with recent comprehensive plan experience in Arizona, Colorado, South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Rhode Island. This mix of California and national experience gives Rick a unique insight into a wide range of issues and solutions developed in consultation with dozens of communities.

Rick can be reached at

Back to the Future

After an 18-year hiatus, Bob Lagomarsino rejoined Mintier Harnish as a Principal at the beginning of 2016. Bob was hired as Mintier Harnish’s first planner in 1985 and spent 12 years with the firm before moving on to bigger (not better) things. In his 18 years away from Mintier Harnish, Bob worked with LDR International in Maryland and then with BRW/Dames & Moore/URS/AECOM (one job) in Phoenix and Sacramento. Over the course of his 30-year career, he has built upon the policy planning foundation established in his first stint with Mintier Harnish by focusing on multi-disciplinary collaboration. This includes immersion in a wide variety of land use-transportation coordination, community design, and emergency management projects. Bob looks forward to collaborating with his new/old colleagues to sustain, grow, and diversify Mintier Harnish’s presence in the planning services field in the Western United States. He also looks forward to resuming the same 0.49-mile commute he enjoyed when he last worked for the firm in 1997.

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