MFA Promotes Seth Otto, AICP, LEED AP, to Principal Planner

Author: Kathy J. Lombardi, PE Published: January 25, 2022 Seth Otto, Maul Foster & Alongi

MFA is proud to announce the promotion of Seth Otto, AICP, LEED AP, to principal.

Seth is a principal planner with a passion for community development, urban revitalization, and environmental conservation. His work focuses on land use planning, brownfield redevelopment, public policy, and sustainability. He has nearly 20 years of experience and currently leads MFA’s planning team.

Seth is engaged in redevelopment planning for brownfield and underutilized properties around the Pacific Northwest for both public and private clients. He regularly supports project funding strategies and has written successful grant applications to state and federal agencies. He recently managed several policy research studies focused on the scale and impact of brownfield properties on local and statewide levels. Seth testified at the Oregon State Legislature in support of proposed legislation that would provide new tools to incentivize brownfield remediation and redevelopment.

He has also worked as a consultant on a wide variety of development and public improvement projects—from conceptual design and feasibility through design development and land use entitlement.

Seth holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Spanish from Linfield College, and a Master of Science in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas. He is AICP and LEED AP certified and is affiliated with the American Planning Association—Oregon and Washington chapters, Urban Land Institute, Northwest Environmental Business Council, and the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. Contact Seth at

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