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LACO Assoicates names new shareholder, Planning Director

Beth Burks, AICP

Eureka, CA – May 24, 2017 – LACO Associates, a multidisciplinary consulting firm, has announced Ms. Elizabeth Burks, AICP, as a new shareholder and director of the Planning Department. The Board of Directors approved the appointment of Planning Director in April 2017.


“I feel very privileged to be expanding my role at LACO as a shareholder and Planning Director. LACO has a long history of serving our communities as well as an infusion of many new talented staff. It’s an exciting time and LACO is better suited than ever to provide exceptional service to our clients.”



Burks joined LACO in 2013 and has eight years of professional land use planning experience with specific expertise in permitting and CEQA compliance for increasingly complex development projects including commercial proposals, infrastructure improvements, coastal development, residential subdivisions, and development affecting sensitive habitat areas. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Planning from Humboldt State University, and is a Registered AICP Certified Planner. She is located in LACO’s Eureka Office and looks to continue to develop the Planning Department in the area.