Lyn Barnett

A. Lyn Barnett, AICP, Principal

Lyn has more than 34 years of public and private sector planning experience in California and Nevada.  Prior to co-founding Wells Barnett Associates, Lyn was Chief of the Environmental Review Services Branch and Chief of the Project Review Division for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, positions he held for more than 12 years.  In these capacities he reviewed or supervised the permitting and environmental review of thousands of development projects in the Tahoe basin, and was responsible for the management of nearly 50 memoranda of understanding with public and quasi-public governments.  Lyn also worked as a planner in Lake County, California, where among his other responsibilities he was the lead for surface mining and reclamation projects.

Lyn holds a B.S. degree in natural resources planning and interpretation with a minor in geography from Humboldt State University.  He is active in his community and is a founder and current president of Saint Joseph Community Land Trust, a nonprofit affordable housing corporation; and is on the board of directors for Saint Joseph Community LLC which owns 76 affordable apartment units at Lake Tahoe.  Lyn is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and is a member of the American Planning Association (APA).