PHOENIX, ARIZONA (June 30, 2021) – Kristina Locke, Principal/Director of Business Development at Coe & Van Loo Consultants Inc. (CVL), has been appointed to the Town of Paradise Valley Planning Commission.
Locke, who has been with CVL for 6 years, joins the seven-resident commission appointed by the Town Council. The commission provides recommendations on a wide array of land-use issues including subdivision plats, lot splits, zoning ordinance amendments, Special Use Permits, and general plan amendments. Locke will serve a 3-year term.
The Planning Commission is also the primary entity responsible for long-term, comprehensive planning and often acts as the advisory committee on long-term plans.
“I’m honored to be appointed,” Locke said. “As a resident, I’m excited to be a part of the process to provide meaningful input towards preserving the Town’s legacy and character.”
Locke possesses more than 20 years of experience in marketing and business development; 8 years in the Architecture/Engineering/Construction (AEC) field specializing in the civil engineering, land planning, land surveying, stormwater management and water/wastewater sectors.
In her role at CVL, Locke coordinates with the leadership at City of Phoenix, City of Peoria, City of Tempe, City of Mesa, Arizona State University and EPCOR Water to review their capital improvement plans and budgets. Locke identifies the engineering needs of various agencies and aligns the appropriate service to various projects.
Locke has acquired numerous high-profile accounts, developed strategic marketing initiatives, and launched multi-media campaigns national and local for CVL. She leads the firm’s business development efforts, drives its brand recognition, and helps boost business expansion.
“I want to congratulate Kristina on her appointment,” said CVL President Ryan Weed. “Her interest in serving Paradise Valley on the Commission is an example of her nature. Her work ethic and connection to her community have made her an excellent choice for this role. Her past project involvement, design sense, and working knowledge of the Town code will help to ensure her feedback balances the best interests of the Town and applicant.”
A resident of Paradise Valley, Locke earned a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is active in the AEC industry as Board Member of the Arizona Public Works Association, Chair of the Programs Committee for Arizona Public Works Association, Co-Chair of the Valley Partnership Events Committee, and past Chair of AAED’s Charity Luncheon, a position she held for four consecutive years.
Locke gives back to the community and has dedicated her time to charities such as StreetLightUSA (a foster care organization), Horses with Heart and Arizona Angels for Children.
CVL is a leading provider of comprehensive design services that supports its client’s project needs and enhances their project experience from feasibility through construction. CVL offers a team of technical experts and licensed professionals that provide a variety of services including civil engineering, land surveying, landscape architecture, water/wastewater, land planning, storm water engineering, and construction administration. To learn more about CVL visit cvlci.com.