Mercer Planning Associates provides comprehensive planning services to government agencies, non-profits and community groups. Capitalizing on the years of experience our staff has in navigating regional and state government, the firm can assist its clients in their efforts to implement smart growth principles.
About the Principal Courtenay D. Mercer, PP, AICP is a land use planner with substantial public sector experience that enabled her to provide assistance to diverse and complex planning projects, and to work with all types of communities. Her project experience ranges from rural conservation planning to urban redevelopment. In addition to public and private sector planning work, Courtenay is involved with many civic and volunteer efforts, including public community boards and non-profit organizations.
Courtenay is the former Director of Planning at the NJ Office of Smart Growth, which staffs the State Planning Commission in developing and implementing the NJ State Plan. She was also the NJ Director of the Regional Plan Association, a non-profit research and advocacy organization working in the NY metropolitan area. She has overseen myriad projects, including traditional neighborhood design (TND) plans, transportation oriented development (TOD) projects, contaminated site cleanup and reuse plans, as well as rural and historic preservation projects.
One of Courtenay’s core assets is her ability to coordinate diverse stakeholders and garner inter-governmental coordination for complex planning projects. Courtenay capitalizes on her vast public and non-profit sector experiences to assist her clients in attaining Regional, State and Federal-level assistance and approvals.