Ethel Sheffer, FAICP

Ethel Sheffer is a practicing planner with Insight Associates and a New York City civic leader. She has made a measurable difference in community planning and making citizen participation a political reality. Ethel's skills negotiating public, private, and community interests, and professional dedication to strengthening public planning processes, are demonstrated in multiple arenas: shaping megaprojects in Manhattan; successful rezoning and preservation studies; and community plans across the city. Ethel led the APA NY Metro Chapter for six years, fostering collaborations among diverse civic and professional organizations. She is a teacher and mentor to scores of planning students at Columbia University. Inducted 2012.