Mr. Byron Turner brings 20 years of experience as a Planner and Project Manager to LACO Associates. Mr. Turner most recently served as the Principal Planner for the Lake County Community Development Department and was previously the Assistant Director of the San Benito County Resource Management Agency, where he spent over two years as the Interim Planning Director while the County restructured in uncertain economic times. In addition to filling the roles of Associate and Principal Planner in San Benito County, Byron also served as a Planner and Code Enforcement Officer in the County of Imperial. His history in the Public Sector working for these Counties provide the unique perspective of seeing projects “from the other side of the counter”. Working for primarily small, rural counties has also allowed Byron to have experience in a wide range of project types, from industrial scale energy projects and Planned Developments, natural resource extraction and SMARA compliance, and cannabis development and permitting, to minor subdivisions and use permits, ordinance development, and General Plan and Housing Element updates.