The APA’s Sustainable Communities Division is pleased to announce Merrill St. Leger as our new Secretary-Treasurer, beginning 2017. We thank the outgoing officer Jenny Koch for her diligent work and her devotion to this position during her term.
Merrill notes, “I’m grateful and excited to have been elected to fill the position of Secretary-Treasurer for the APA’s Sustainable Communities Division, and I’m looking forward to getting started! I’ll be working with Jenny to understand the various duties of this position and to ensure a totally smooth transition.” Outgoing officer Jenny Koch wants us to know “This has been a great opportunity! I have had a great time getting to know our Division members. I’m proud of the work that we’re doing together, and I look forward to staying involved in SCD’s activities.”
Merrill is a Principal with SmithGroupJJR, where she leads the Urban Design and Planning studio in the firm’s Washington, DC office. As a studio leader and principal-in-charge, she is responsible for developing and tracking numerous office and project budgets, and helping the studio maintain the highest level of financial and planning/design performance. In over 20 years of practice, Merrill has become known for her collaborative style, and her commitment to integrating sustainable design and authentic placemaking into every project. Merrill was recently appointed SmithGroupJJR’s Urban Design Practice Sustainable Design Leader.