Full Name
Leah DuMouchel
Job Title
Director of Programs and Communications
Company
Michigan Association of Planning
Speaker Bio
Leah DuMouchel is Director of Programs and Communications at the Michigan Association of Planning (MAP), a chapter of the American Planning Association serving nearly 4,000 professional community planners and elected and appointed land use decision makers. Her work in housing has included a MSHDA-supported toolkit for local communities to increase housing supply, access, and affordability by modernizing their zoning codes; educational modules on master planning for housing and new work focused on supporting housing projects in the face of neighbor opposition; and preliminary efforts aimed at establishing a statewide zoning atlas. Prior to coming to MAP, Ms. DuMouchel was a principal in private consulting practice at Beckett & Raeder, Inc, where she assisted communities of all types and sizes with long-range planning and development review. She holds credentials from the American Institute of Certified Planners, the Congress for the New Urbanism, the National Charrette Institute, and the Form-Based Codes Institute; she has been a member of APA’s Sustainable Communities Division and its Planning and the Black Community Division since 2015.
Leah DuMouchel