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Jimontanae McBride, Principal Regional Planner

Mrs. Jimontanae “Jai” Rax-McBride joined the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) in November 2010 as the Principal Regional Planner. She has worked in the urban & environmental planning field for over 12 years. Prior to coming on board with HRPDC Jimontanae worked as an Environmental Scientist for the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality; a Principal Planner for the City of New Orleans and the City of Alexandria, Louisiana; and a GIS Analyst for Imagine GIS and Moore Planning Group. She is responsible for managing and overseeing the Regional Planning Department at HRPDC.  Her major task includes comprehensive planning and solid waste management planning.

Mrs. McBride received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Louisiana State University and a Master of Public Administration with a Concentration in Environmental Policy from Southern University.

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Sara Kidd, Senior Regional Planner

Ms. Sara J. Kidd has been with the HRPDC since 2003, first as the Environmental GIS Planner and currently as the Senior Regional Planner. She has over 12 years of professional GIS experience in data creation, analysis, and management. Ms. Kidd regularly coordinates with local and state GIS professionals and serves as a member of the GIS/Technology Committee with the Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions (VAPDC). In addition coordinating GIS activities at the HRPDC, Ms. Kidd was the lead planner for the Hampton Roads Regional Green Infrastructure Plan. She has been involved in developing several comprehensive plans and parks and recreation plans and also coordinates regional trail planning efforts. Ms. Kidd earned Geographic Information System Professional (GISP) certification in 2008. She received a B.A. in Geography and Earth Science and a GIS Certificate from the University of Northern Iowa and an M.A. in Geography from the University of Alabama.

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Chesapeake, VA 23320