Roger Waldon, FAICP

Senior Consultant

Roger Waldon is a Senior Consultant with Clarion Associates, based in the North Carolina office. Mr. Waldon served as Planning Director for the Town of Chapel Hill for 21 years, directing the Town’s comprehensive planning and growth management functions. His work has emphasized neighborhood conservation and growth management, including preparation of land use plans and special area plans, preparation and administration of design guidelines, transportation planning, annexation, capital improvements, housing and community development initiatives, and evaluation of development applications. Prior to his work for Chapel Hill, Mr. Waldon worked on regional initiatives as Director of Planning Programs for the Triangle J Council of Governments, a regional planning organization based in the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. He has also served as an elected official on the Chapel Hill-Carrboro Board of Education. Mr. Waldon is a frequent speaker at national planning conferences, and has lectured on planning topics at Universities in Massachusetts and North Carolina. His writing includes articles on planning processes and neighborhood conservation, and a book published by the American Planning Association, Planners and Politics. He is a contributor to the 2009 edition of ICMA’s “Green Book,” Local Planning: Contemporary Principles and Practice. He has been recognized as a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners.