Portrait of Meghan Ryan

Meghan Ryan

Planning Director

Ms. Meghan Ryan has been designated as the Project Manager back-up and will be the LACO team lead on the project. Ms. Meghan Ryan has over 17 years of professional planning experience and currently serves as LACO’s Planning Director. Ms. Ryan has extensive experience in processing cannabis applications, including application assistance, drafting and reviewing staff reports and environmental documents. Prior to joining LACO, Ms. Ryan’s career started as a Planner for Humboldt County where she worked for 8 years, from 2005 – 2011 and from 2018 -2021 as Senior Planner. Her project experience includes authoring environmental documents for compliance with NEPA, CEQA, preparing and processing entitlements 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 for developments affecting sensitive species and habitats, Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA), commercial proposals and Coastal Development Permits. Ms. Ryan has worked closely with State and Local agencies to move cannabis projects forward to decision for several years. Ms. Ryan routinely prepares and presents written reports and oral testimony to decision makers such as Planning Commissions and Board of Supervisors.

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