McKenna West

McKenna West joined Cotleur & Hearing in 2023 as a Land Planner. McKenna holds a Master’s Degree in Urban & Regional Planning and a Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Social Science, both from Florida State University. She has a broad range of experience in planning for the public and private sectors, having worked for local government as a planner, and started her own land planning consulting company. McKenna works on a variety of development projects in Palm Beach County, specializing in land use issues, community engagement, and GIS mapping projects. She decided to become an Urban Planner because of her passion for people and improving social conditions through sense of place. Her specialization areas are rooted in her appreciation for community and social development. Her graduate thesis project, a community development initiative, for which she served as the project manager, won awards and gained honorable recognition from the Florida Redevelopment Association and the Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association. She loves to travel, visiting different cities, and appreciating the uniqueness in every locale. McKenna grew up in Martin County. She is enthusiastic about facilitating innovative approaches to urban development and bringing a fresh perspective to her home community