City Planner David Johanson honored for work on Burien’s Shoreline Plan
The City of Burien announced Thursday that Senior Planner David Johanson has been awarded its ‘Innovative Stewards Award’ for his work on the Shoreline Master Plan (SMP) update, which was adopted by the City Council earlier this year and is now awaiting state DOE approval.
“Adoption of the SMP update ended five years of study, negotiations and countless meetings involving the City, shoreline property owners and state Department of Ecology officials,” reads the announcement. “Johanson served as the lead City official in the update process.”
The co-worker who nominated him for the award wrote:
“David had to collaborate with myriad people regarding the SMP…David is extremely tactful and has been a wonderful representation of the City throughout the SMP process.”
The Innovative Stewards Award is presented annually by the City’s Leadership Team to an employee or a team of employees who “best exemplify outstanding productivity, problem-solving, improved service, significant dollar savings, or other achievements in public service.”
Johanson was presented the award by City Manager Mike Martin at an employee appreciation event July 17.
He has been a planner with the City for 18 years.