Director of Programs and Communications
Michigan Association of Planning
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 current projects include a MSHDA-supported toolkit for local communities to increase housing supply, access, and affordability by modernizing their zoning codes, and providing customized training through MEDC to help communities engaged in the Redevelopment Ready Communities program establish best practices and achieve certification. Prior to coming to MAP, Ms. DuMouchel was a principal in private consulting practice at Beckett & Raeder, Inc. 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.