Laurel Arndt is an environmental and urban planner with over 25 years of experience in natural resource management, research and policy analysis, open space planning, conservation advocacy, community engagement, collaboration and coalition building.

Over the course of her career, she has served in many roles as a planner. She has sat on County and State Parks Boards as a Commissioner or Board member advocating for open space conservation since 2000. She has a wealth of experience and knowledge in environmental planning, state trust land management, transportation, land use planning and development, sustainable recreational planning and environmental review processes (NEPA).

Laurel is an avid outdoorswoman who enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and mountain biking.

Laurel holds a B.S. in Business and a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning, both from Arizona State University


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