Since joining Teska in 2013, Michael Blue has brought the experience of a 25+ year career in the public and private sectors to new and established clients. His work at the firm includes preparing zoning regulations, organizational strategic plans, neighborhood plans, comprehensive plans, Development economics, and staff training. Prior to joining Teska Associates, Michael was the Director of Community Development in Highland Park, IL for 11 years. There he managed a department of 30 staff and focused on long range planning, review and approval of proposed Development projects, permit approval, and support of City Council and Commission activities. The Department served nine City commissions addressing: Development, affordable housing, historic preservation, cultural arts, and the natural environment. Previously, Michael worked as Deputy Community Development Director in the Village of Mount Prospect, IL. Michael has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Urban Planning from the University of Illinois in Urbana ÛÒ Champaign. Teska, Associates, founded in 1975, provides services to Both public and private sector clients in the areas of community planning, Development economics, landscape architecture, and urban design. The firm collaborates closely with clients and industry professionals to problem solve and create solutions that are considered, engaging, and effective.