Community. Collaboration. Creativity. Communication.
Planning for real people and places.
Cedar Creek Planning and Communications is committed to facilitating growth that values community character and natural assets while thoughtfully envisioning the future.
The principal, Lee Ann Walling, has a unique mix of expertise as a planner, strategic thinker and communicator. She is Delaware’s first LEED Accredited Professional with the Neighborhood Development specialty (LEED AP ND) and also earned the Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (O+M) specialty. She also has a rich professional background in communications as a former journalist and certified web and graphic designer. And she has leadership and political experience at the highest levels of state government.
Now an FAA-certified drone pilot: Lee Ann saw the potential of high-resolution aerial photography to help tell the story of a community and its assets. So she now owns a DJI Mavic Pro drone and earned her Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) certification from the FAA.
The promise of Laurel, Delaware
Lee Ann is doing extensive work with the Town of Laurel, including a full update of the town’s comprehensive plan in 2016-17. She organized and submitted the town’s successful application for a Downtown Development District, working with town officials, nonprofit organizations and government agencies to put together a compelling plan.
A report she completed for the University of Delaware’s Sustainable Coastal Communities Initiative details how the town can grow while meeting federal water quality standards for Broad Creek, which flows to the Nanticoke River and Chesapeake Bay. The work is chronicled on an interactive website she designed and launched.