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Oct 28

Meet MCPC's Newest Staff Members!

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 9:52 AM by Rita McKelvey

Sarah Richardsen and Crystal Gilchrist

(L-R) Sarah Richardsen and Crystal Gilchrist

MCPC is pleased to introduce two new staff members who bring additional expertise and experience to our commission. We look forward to the great work they will achieve and their valued contribution to Montgomery County.

Crystal Gilchrist has joined MCPC as a Principal Multimodal Transportation Planner. Crystal has been a planner in the Philadelphia area for more than 25 years. She has been the transportation planner for Bucks County, the director of planning for a growing Montgomery County township, and a transportation and environmental consultant for private businesses. She also led a leading conservation organization before returning to transportation planning for Montgomery County. Crystal is pleased to be helping shape the transportation network of the area and keeping Montgomery County’s travelers moving forward.

Sarah joins us as an Urban Designer/Planner, bringing 4 years of landscape architecture and planning experience. She previously worked as a landscape designer for a wide range of public, private, and institutional clients, and as an assistant transportation planner at Parsons Brinckerhoff. Through her work on private residential designs, Sarah gained expertise in developing site details and a sense of how built form and planted form work together.  She approaches her designs with a focus on history, ecology, and context and hopes to contribute to the creation of many new public spaces that convey a unique and distinct sense of place. She is looking forward to collaborating with local professionals and community members.


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