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ARC Names Samyukth Shenbaga Manager of Community Development Division

Posted on: Feb 27, 2017

Contact:  Jim Jaquish
Phone:  404.463.3194

(ATLANTA – Feb 27, 2017)

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has named Samyukth Shenbaga manager of the agency’s Community Development Division.

At ARC, Shenbaga leads a team of planning professionals working on a range of community development and land use planning initiatives, including the popular Livable Centers Initiative community grant program, Developments of Regional Impact reviews and transit-oriented development.

Shenbaga comes to ARC from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), where he served as a principal planner in the agency’s local planning division. Prior to CMAP, Shenbaga worked at private consulting firms in Chicago and Madison, Wis., where he helped private developers and municipalities develop neighborhood and site-specific plans.

“We are thrilled to have someone with Sam’s expertise and background leading this critically important division,” said Mike Alexander, director of ARC’s Center for Livable Communities. “He brings a passion for local and regional planning, along with a strong track record of success. Samyukth and his talented team will be working diligently to help build stronger communities and improve the quality of life throughout the Atlanta region.”

Born and raised in New Delhi, India, Shenbaga holds a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Michigan and a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi. Shenbaga is a LEED accredited professional and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).

The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the official planning agency for the 10-county Atlanta Region, including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties as well as the City of Atlanta and 73  other cities.  The Atlanta Regional Commission serves as a catalyst for regional progress by focusing leadership, attention and planning resources on key regional issues.

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