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Oksana Sidarovich

Oksana Sidarovich

Woodland Hills, CA, US

 

About 

I am a new L.A. area resident, with over 6 years of professional Planning experience, pursuing a Planning position to contribute solutions to the challenges facing the growth of our communities.

During my 6+ year career in the Planning field - 5.5 years as a County Planner while completing an MBA program, and 8 months as a Transportation Planning intern while completing a B.S. in Urban Planning with Economics minor - I gained knowledge of grant administration, urban, regional, transportation, and environmental planning (NEPA), while partaking in leadership opportunities and establishing working relationships with diverse groups of people.

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Horst Architects, St. Charles, MO, County Planner II

• Long-term Planning
o Contributed significantly to developing St. Charles County Master Plan with data research, projections, analysis, and technical reports/graphs on population growth and land use needs using GIS software and MS Excel; Contributed to presentations designed for public input via hearings, workshops, charrettes, and focus groups; Furthered public outreach through managing Master Plan website content and public comment; Authored sections of the Master Plan with technical and non-technical writing and graphics; Designed document layout; Produced Master Plan summary poster using InDesign software;
o Contributed to the update of St. Charles County thoroughfare plan – review of existing and proposed road network.
• Short-term Planning
o Assisted diverse groups of people in-person, by telephone, and correspondence in applying ordinances to specific situations regarding development, flood-plain, conditional use permits, rezoning and variance applications, land use permits, and home-based business permits to insure compliance with requirements;
o Prepared staff reports and graphics to support variance, re-zoning, and conditional use permit application items presented to the Board of Zoning Adjustment and Planning & Zoning Commission;
o Provided research and the collection of data for various planning related projects and ordinance changes;
o Assisted with damage assessments of properties impacted by the 2008 flood.
• Grant Administration
o Completed Environmental Reviews, Financial Management, Contract Procurement, Monitoring, and Performance/Financial Reporting;
o Provided administration for over $1 million total funds of County, State, and Federal programs: EECBG, CDBG, HPRP, ESGP, and County’s Homeless/Indigent and Domestic Violence grants.
• Completed floodplain management course by National Flood Insurance Program, and attended various local Planning Conferences and HUD Grant Administration training.

Jul 2007 - Dec 2012
 

Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Des Moines, IA, Transportation Planning Intern

• Contributed significantly to the Des Moines Area Trails Plan.
o Utilized GIS to update existing trials within each municipality of the metropolitan area;
o Researched, analyzed, and reported demographic statistics and trail survey results from urban areas with similar demographic.
• Updated Transportation Improvement Plan (TIC) projects based on the area agencies’ information
o Updated Transportation Capital Improvement Program (TCIP) document based on CIP information at local municipalities, and generated TCIP projects map using GIS.
• Contributed to the 34/64 Corridor Study report – completed corridor travel time calculations.
• Coordinated with Des Moines Area municipalities to conduct a thorough update and mapping of metropolitan area land use plan using GIS.
• Attended various board meetings: Metropolitan Planning Authority, Transportation Technical Committee, Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board, The Heart of Iowa Regional Transit Agency, and Central Iowa Regional Transportation Planning Alliance.
• Presented projects to Des Moines Area MPO Board for comment and approval.

Jan 2006 - Aug 2006
 

Education 

Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO, Masters, MBA

Oct 2007 - Mar 2010
 

Iowa State University, Ames, IA, Bachelors, Urban Planning, Economics

Aug 2003 - May 2007
 

Areas of Specialization 



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