Company Updates

Mitchell Silver, FAICP will join McAdams

Award-winning and internationally recognized, Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, will join the McAdams leadership team in June 2021 as Principal, Vice President of Urban Planning. Growing our leadership team with talented, thoughtful individuals helps us stay true to our mission of “creating experiences through experience.”

With over 35 years of industry experience, Mitchell has achieved milestone after milestone. He currently serves as Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation —notably one of the largest parks departments in the world. Mitchell is currently the President of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and past president of the American Planning Association (APA). Bill de Blasio called him a visionary.

Mitchell served as Raleigh’s chief planning officer and planning director for nine years overseeing the Departments of City Planning, Community Development and Inspections, in addition to four offices: Transportation Planning, Economic Development, Development Services and the City’s Urban Design Center.

Upon returning to North Carolina Mitchell will provide leadership at McAdams through participation in industry events; key conversations on urban planning and land use; and leadership in relevant equity and demographics trends. He will oversee consulting services for clients and surrounding communities, supported by McAdams’ experienced design and technical staff. In addition, he will prominently serve as an ambassador for McAdams in regional and national organizations.

“Throughout our storied history, we have been fortunate that many brilliant individuals have chosen to share their talents with our firm and Mitchell joins us at a pivotal point in the life of this company,” said President and CEO, Mike Munn, PE. “While we have achieved much, we aspire to achieve more, and I believe Mitchell joining our team will be the catalyst for tremendous growth and opportunity as we continue to expand our geographic footprint.”