Community Development & Planning Consultant
Rebecca Schmidt is a land use planner with over 30 years of professional planning experience. She specializes in navigating the environmental and entitlement process for master-planned communities, open space, and habitat restoration projects. Her strength is finding innovative solutions while working collaboratively with local agencies, developers, and stakeholders. She demonstrates a high level of political astuteness, diplomacy, and the ability to educate people on complex land use issues.
Prior to affiliating with MRG, she served as a community development director for the cities of Lathrop (2013-2018), Oakley (2005-2011), and Dixon (2004-2005). She served as the planning director for Calaveras County (2011-2013). She has successfully managed a wide variety of land use and environmental planning projects, including numerous general plan amendments, specific plans, development agreements, vesting tentative maps, annexations, zoning documents, habitat conservation, and restoration projects. She is knowledgeable in planning and zoning laws, the subdivision map act, and CEQA.
She graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies.