Additionally, Ms. Welch conducted two semesters of graduate studies in the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Community and Regional Planning, focusing her research on urban planning and development, while maintaining her full-time position at Land Strategies, Inc. Through real-world projects in her professional association, as well as scholastic projects and studies, she has gained a broad knowledge of development processes in an urban landscape.
She began her career in land development in Central Texas in 2001. Since that time, her work in the field of land planning and land development as a project manager has provided her with a wide-ranging knowledge of city, county and state procedures for development-related projects, including due diligence and feasibility analysis, annexation and zoning, master planning, subdivision processing, site development permitting, and before-and-after take analysis. Ms. Welch has experience in presenting projects before Planning Commission, Zoning and Platting Commission, and City Council in the Central Texas region, as well as working with neighborhood groups in charettes and discussion forums on project cases. Additionally, in 2011-2012, Ms. Welch was part of the Unified Development Code Amendment Task Force for the City of Georgetown, wherein she, City staff, and other community/development representatives worked together over the course of approximately nine months to amend portions of the City of Georgetown’s Unified Development Code.