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Dennis Andrew Gordon, American urban planner. Recipient numerous awards including Achievement award American Farmland Trust, 1984, Innovations in State and Local Government Program finalist Ford Foundation, Harvard University, 1990, Public Official of Year award Lincoln Trail Homebuilders Association, 1980, Samuel Hanna award Fort Wayne Grand Wayne Center, 1992.


Gordon, Dennis Andrew was born on January 7, 1953 in Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States.


Bachelor in Urban and Regional Planning, Ball State University, 1975. Postgraduate, Indiana University.


Legislation intern, Indiana General Assembly, Indianapolis, 1973; planning intern, Northeastern Indiana Regional Coord. Council, Fort Wayne, 1975; associate planner, projects coordinator, Southeast Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission, Dothan, Alabama, 1975-1979; director, Hardin County Planning and Development Commission, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, 1979-1988; executive director, Allen County Plan commission, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1988-1989; executive director, Allen County Department of Planning Superior vena cava syndrome, Fort Wayne, Indiana, since 1990. Presenter conferences and seminars in field.

Adjunct Professor department urban planning, College of Architecture and Planning, Ball State University, 1991-1995. Planning consultant Thomasville, Georgia PLACE 2000 Commission.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Flexible Zoning: How it Works, 1988, Saving America's Countryside, 1989, Taking Charge: How Communities Are Planning Their Futures, 1988. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Chairman administrative board St. Joseph United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, since 1991. Member American Institute of Certified Planners (member committee 1992-1996), American Planning Association (board directors since 1996, other offices, Hoosier Planning award 1996, Michael Carrol Distinguished Professional Leadership award Indiana chapter 1997, National Planning award for Outstanding Planning 1985, others), Rocky Mountain Nature Association.