Joseph W. Tovar,
Founder and Principal, Tovar Planning
Email: Tel: 425.263.2792
540 Dayton Street, #202, Edmonds, WA 98020

Welcome to
Tovar Planning! My services include advising public and private clients on comprehensive planning, development regulations, urban design, organizational best practices, public outreach and strategic planning.

I bring to my professional practice forty years of experience, serving as the planning director for the cities of Shoreline (2005 to 2012), Covington (2004 to 2005) and Kirkland (1982 to 1992). I also served for 12 years (1992 to 2004) as a member of the Growth Management Hearings Board, a state appeals body which decides on allegations of city and county noncompliance with the Growth Management Act.

The pages noted in the directory at upper left describe my professional experience and credentials, selected projects, clients and references. I am available for both small, short-term projects (such as city council or planning commission training) and longer-term, larger projects (where I typically serve as part of a team with engineers, transportation planners, earth scientists, architects, municipal finance experts or economists).

Please click on the 'contact me' button below to let me know how I may be of service.