Timothy Maher is a community planner who joined the DC Office of Planning in September 2013. His responsibilities include public space design review, planning for the downtown area, and coordination for the Sustainable DC initiative. Prior to joining the Revitalization and Design Division at OP, he worked as an architect in the District where he had the opportunity of a lifetime as a part of the design team for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, now on display at the National Mall. Prior to that, Tim first cut his teeth as a community organizer while serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in the West African nation of Mali. He holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Georgia Tech and is a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialty in Building Design and Construction (LEED AP BD+C).