• "My favorite part of our work is learning each community’s unique history and culture. We have to respect the past, but also build for the future. It’s always a challenge—cities are exciting and unpredictable."

    - Matt Goebel, AICP

  • "Planning is such an exciting field, because each city provides fresh challenges and new learning experiences. I really enjoy engaging with communities to solve complex problems."

    - Craig Richardson, Esq.

  • "Like many people, I discovered planning a bit by accident. Over twenty years later, the diversity of people and places that we have the opportunity to affect through our work each day still excites me."

    - Darcie White, AICP

  • "For me, the real value of planning is not found solely in developing land-use planning solutions, but also in facilitating understanding, social healing, and trust-building."

    - Leigh Anne King, AICP, LEED AP

  • "Every day, I get to turn good ideas into better land use systems that can make those dreams come true. We really do change the world through zoning."

    - Don Elliott, FAICP

Working Towards One Goal

Who We Are

Clarion Associates, LLC, is a national land-use consulting firm comprised of planners, lawyers, landscape architects, and designers. We leverage our team’s diversity and capitalize on our individual strengths, providing superior planning products and experience to both private- and public-sector clients. Located in Denver and Chapel Hill, we specialize in community planning, zoning, design standards, historic preservation, impact fees, growth management, and sustainability in communities of every scale throughout the United States.

We are proud to partner with a strong nationwide network of Clarion affiliates that includes Clarion/Samuels Associates in Philadelphia; McBride Dale Clarion in Cincinnati; and formerly Clarion Associates, Inc., now a part of JLL Valuation and Advisory Services. We frequently collaborate with these firms on a variety of projects. They complement our practice and have specialized knowledge and expertise in appraisal, real estate consulting, litigation support, and private-sector development support.

Work with us

We are a small team of planners, designers, and lawyers who are passionate about communities and finding creative and innovative solutions to their most pressing issues. We help connect communities to their goals. Wielding plans and ordinances as our tools, we generally strive to make the world a better place.  Our work dives into affordable housing, sustainability and resiliency, growth management, and more.

We are always seeking ambitious and talented people for part-time and full-time positions in Denver and Chapel Hill.  We cross-train new team members to develop their versatility and swiftly connect them with experienced practitioners. We will work with promising job candidates to tailor a position to fit their areas of expertise and interests.



Jenny Baker, AICP

Stephen Burke

Christopher J. Duerksen

Donald L. Elliott, FAICP

Michael Everhart, AICP

Christy Fierros

Elizabeth Garvin, AICP, Esq.

Matt Goebel, AICP

Bettina Graves-Muto, M.A.T.

Geoff Green, AICP

Emily Gvino, MCRP, MPH

Gabby Hart, AICP

David Henning, AICP, Esq.

Leigh Anne King, AICP, LEED AP

Gordy Moore

Craig Richardson, Esq.

Christian Schmidt, AICP

Addie Sherman

Maggie Squyer, MURP

Roger Waldon, FAICP

Darcie White, AICP

Holly White