Graham L. Trelstad, AICP, is Senior Vice President and Director of Planning at AKRF, Inc. Mr. Trelstad has more than 20 years of experience in regional and environmental planning, and has provided consulting services to a number of Federal and State agencies as well as towns and villages and developers throughout New York State.
His community planning experience includes preparation of comprehensive plans, zoning studies and code amendments, special area plans, and site plan and subdivision application reviews. He has completed several major local and regional planning studies that combine land use planning, economic development, and water quality protection or integrate land use planning with transportation and traffic management.
Mr. Trelstad’s practice also includes preparation of environmental impact statements under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), New York City Environmental Quality Review (CEQR), and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for public actions, private developments, and large transportation and infrastructure projects.
Prior to joining AKRF, Inc., Mr. Trelstad was a Research Associate with Regional Plan Association (RPA) in New York City, where he co-authored a book describing methods to combine community planning tools with water quality protection techniques. He also contributed to RPA’s innovative open space planning program and the development of the organization’s Third Plan for the 31-county New York metropolitan region.
Mr. Trelstad is an Advisory Board Member of the Westchester/Fairfield Chapter of the Urban Land Institute and is a Board Member of Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress.
Mr. Trelstad received his Bachelor of Arts in urban planning from Columbia University and his Master of Environmental Studies in hydrology and watershed management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Mr. Trelstad is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.