Beth McKibbenAICP

Senior Planner

Beth is a certified professional planner with a passion and skill set for helping communities position themselves for positive and meaningful change. With more than 30 years of experience in community planning, working for rural, urban, small and mid-sized Alaskan communities, Beth understands the needs and capabilities of Alaska’s diverse communities. She has experience in all aspects of community planning, including current planning and permitting, developing and managing long range community, small area and functional plans, rezoning, code revisions and development, grant applications and administration, program development and implementation. Beth is a capable facilitator, who strives for consensus.

B.A. Urban and Regional Planning, Western Washington University
AICP, American Institute of Certified Planners
American Planning Association
Industry Experience
30 years
  • What are you most likely doing on the weekend?
    In the summer hiking or gardening. In the winter XC skiing, reading or the gym. I just started agility with my son's dog. She's a rock star, so we'll see if we do something with that.
  • What is a fun fact few people know about you?
    I worked on the slime line in Pelican, Alaska to pay for college.
  • When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
    A horse trainer or a nurse (like my grandmother) or maybe a teacher.
  • If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
    A magic wand to wave so I can just fix things or make things happen - even impossible things.
  • What are your favorite books?
    I read The Stand three or four times so I guess that must be a favorite. Alice in Wonderland.
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