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Kirsten Whetstone

November 14, 2019 by admin

Kirsten Whetstone spent ten years as a City Planner in Fort Collins, Colorado learning and implementing intricacies of the Permit System approach to zoning and community development before moving back to Utah to learn the challenges of resort town planning. Kirsten was a Senior Planner in Park City, Utah for 25 years. Kirsten believes planners are visionaries, problem solvers, historic preservationists, protectors of community character, creative code writers, community engagers and advocates and balancers of varied community interests.

In 2019, Kirsten jumped on an opportunity to refocus on regional, rural town, agriculture preservation, and new urbanism planning for Summit County Community Development, Planning and Design. Kirsten is vice president of the Utah Chapter of the American Planning Association and previously chaired/co-chaired Utah APA Programs Committee and the 2017 Utah APA Fall conference organizing committee.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a master’s in Town and Regional Planning from Utah State University. Kirsten hails from New Mexico, Land of Enchantment, and is an avid trail runner, Nordic skier and traveler who enjoys exploring canyons and mesas of southeastern Utah with her husband, Richard Bullough and son, Garrett.