Mr. Anderson holds two Bachelor’s Degrees from Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. One in Natural Resource Planning and another in Geography with an emphasis in Cartography.
Mr. Anderson has been providing planning services throughout the valley and foothills since 1984. In 1993, he founded J.B. Anderson Land Use Planning.
Mr. Anderson has extensive knowledge and understanding of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), California Zoning and Development Laws, Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA), California Subdivision Map Act, Williamson Act and the California Government Code as well as over 33 years of experience in Public and Private sector planning.
Moreover, Mr. Anderson has experience with the preparation of budgets, the investigation of planning regulations for applications and the on-going monitoring of legislative issues.
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Mr. Niskanen holds a Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University in Public Administration, with an emphasis in City and Regional Planning. With sixteen (16) years of professional planning experience in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Foothills, Mr. Niskanen is experienced and well versed in Federal, State, and Local Policies and Regulations related to Land Use Development and environmental issues.
As Vice President, Mr. Niskanen is responsible for Project Management, and has worked on a variety of Public agency Land Use and environmental planning projects. Currently, Mr. Niskanen serves as the Planning Manager for the City of Waterford and Contract Planner for the City of Oakdale. In this role, Mr. Niskanen is responsible for managing and processing Current and Advanced Planning Applications and Projects, including Cannabis related Use Permits, Specific Plan Amendments, and Annexations.
Mr. Niskanen has also successfully prepared General Plan Housing Elements for the County of Mariposa, and Cities of Livingston, Riverbank, and Oakdale, all of which were adopted and certified by the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Mr. Niskanen has also prepared a variety of CEQA and NEPA documents, including Environmental Impact Reports, Negative Declarations, and NEPA compliance documents associated with Community Development Block Grant Projects.
Mr. Galvez holds a Bachelor’s Degree from California State Stanislaus in Political Science/Public Administration. With over twenty (20) years of professional planning experience in the Central Valley, Mr. Galvez is experienced and well versed in Community and Economic Development, Federal, State, and Local Policies and Regulations related to land use development and environmental issues.
As a Senior Planner, Mr. Galvez is responsible for Project Management including managing and processing Current and Advanced Planning Applications with a primary focus on Contract General Planning Services.
Mr. David Niskanen holds a Bachelor’s Degree from San Francisco State University in Urban Studies and Planning. While at San Francisco State University, David worked on a variety of projects, including a Secondary Housing Survey and Report of the City of San Francisco for the San Francisco Planning Department. David completed his internship with the City of Livingston and J.B. Anderson Land Use Planning and joined JBAP as an Assistant Planner at the end of 2013. In 2018, David was promoted to an Associate Planner, then to Senior Planner in 2022, at JBAP and is excited to continue his career as a planning professional.
As a Senior Planner, Mr. Niskanen is responsible for project management for Land Use and environmental planning projects for Public and Private sector Clients, including zoning documents, CEQA projects, and land use entitlement processing. His other skills include air quality modeling using the California Emissions Estimator Model (CalEEMod), project organization and management. He also has experience working as a staff planner for the Cities of Lathrop and Waterford.
Mr. Jordan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Design from the University of California, Berkely. Mr. Jordan graduated in 2020 and our Firm is honored to be his first place of employment utilizing his knowledge of Urban Design and Planning. He has shown dedication in continuing his education to stay current on processes and regulations of Land Use Planning and Environmental Studies.
As an Assistant Planner, Mr. Jordan is responsible for many day-to-day planning related tasks. He is working with a variety of public agencies and provides support documentation and research analysis for his J.B. Anderson and Public Agency colleagues.
Ms. Lori Postma provides administrative support to the JBAP team in a multitude of areas. She is a native of the Central Valley and has worked in the business office setting for more than 20 years. Lori earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management with a focus on Human Resources. With Lori’s background and education, she handles all of the office functions and is a vital addition to our team.