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Marcia O. Kees

Board and Staff

Marcia Kees has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University at Albany since 2011, teaching planning law, park and historic preservation planning, and planning studio courses. She completed thirty-five years of public service employment, retiring in 2010 from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Ms. Kees has written or reviewed plans or projects in most of New York's sixty-two counties, including participation in over fifty major plans or studies. She has provided technical assistance on heritage and greenway planning and development, historic preservation, community and economic development, waterfront revitalization, heritage tourism, and interpretive programming and exhibit design. Ms. Kees worked on special assignment to the National Park Service to oversee the production of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor Preservation and Management Plan, which received the 2007 Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan from the American Planning Association. Kees conducted her undergraduate work in history and social sciences at SUNY Oswego and graduate work in city and regional planning at Cornell University. She is past president of the New York Upstate Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Capital District Planners Association and has served as a board member or advisor for several non-profit organizations.