“Planner? Is that a real job?”

Yes. Yes it is.

I started my adult life as a contractor, building homes for people who wanted a nice house to live in. I view planning as taking that one step further – building nice communities where people can enjoy their lives.

I happen to be a planner that specializes in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). I work with government officials, county agencies, residents, and landowners, helping them identify strategies that will in turn help them build a better place to live.

Manorkill Watershed Erosion Model

Don Meltz Planning and GIS

In my capacity as a consultant, most of my clients are located in the Hudson Valley region of upstate NY. But I’ve also served municipalities as far west and north as the Finger Lakes, the Tug Hill Plateau, and the Adirondack region of upstate New York. Since taking a position with Columbia County as Senior Planner, all of my future clients must be located outside of Columbia County.

I use a networking business model to provide the highest quality consulting services at the lowest cost to my clients. I usually work with other planners on larger projects, either hired directly by my clients, or working as a partner by submitting a joint proposal. If you’re interested in discussing your local planning or GIS needs feel free to give me a call or send me an email.

My office is located in the town of Stockport, Columbia County NY.
My physical address is 1583 Route 9, Stuyvesant, NY  12173.