Sharon Suarez: Champion of Affordable Housing – the Heart of Great Planning

Women in Planning Series: Part IV

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner 

Courtesy of Sharon Suarez

Unfortunately for me, I have never met Sharon Suarez in person, and was unable to do so in preparing for this article…another modest example of the collateral damage that comes of living in times of a global pandemic. From a recent phone interview with her, however, I can say this with certainty: Sharon Suarez is – in the best possible sense of the phrase – a genuine force of nature! In discussing her nearly 30-year career as a certified planner, I came away in awe of her breadth of experience and, by all appearances, her inexhaustible fount of both inspiration and energy.

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