Experienced Planner, Kell McAboy, Joins SCJ Alliance

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Kell McAboy, AICP

Welcome to Kell McAboy, AICP! Kell is SCJ Alliance‘s newest Senior Planner.

Kell heralds most recently from the Port of Tacoma where she was the Senior Planner for five years. Prior to that she served Mason County as the lead planner for complex and controversial land use and shoreline permit applications.

On the other side of the mountains, Kell  has planning experience with the City of Spokane, as well as the City of Airway Heights, which has the distinction of having NO “Critical Areas.”

Kell and her husband love to be on the water, particularly in their sea kayaks. Other notables about Kell? She’s an Edmond High School graduate, Eastern Washington University graduate (Urban and Regional Planning), and a HUGE fan of the movie The Big Lebowski.

Consistent with SCJ’s culture, Kell has a collaborative approach to problem solving. She was the project manager for many successful endeavors including  the Port of Tacoma’s Land and Transportation Plan, Comprehensive Scheme of Harbor Improvements (CSHI), Shoreline Public Access Plan, Tideflats Area Transportation Study.

“Kell thrives in working through complex regulatory environments. She finds solutions that benefit both the community and individuals, and that are legally defensible,” says SCJ Senior Vice President Jean Carr, LEED AP BD+C.

“Kell has experience across Washington state and great expertise related to the State’s Shoreline Management Act and Growth Management Act,” she said. “We look forward to our clients benefitting from Kell’s many skills.”

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