Ms. Meghan Ryan joined LACO in 2016 with ten years of professional land use planning experience. Her career started as a Planner for Humboldt County, where she focused primarily on management of the County’s Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) program and review of legal property descriptions. Ms. Ryan has experience in preparing staff reports and environmental review documents for a variety of other permit types, such as Conditional Use and Coastal Development Permits, Design Review, and Notices of Merger. Ms. Ryan also has experience in the private sector working as an Environmental Planner and Project Manager for over five years assisting rural property owners with environmental management strategies and preparation of land use entitlement applications for both State and local agencies, such as the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, and the State Water Resources Control Board. In 2017, Ms. Ryan participated in the American Planning Association annual conference as a speaker on the panel discussing implementation of cannabis regulations for local governments.