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Steven Haasch

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Phone Numbers
Office (804) 796-7192
Fax (804) 717-6295

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0040

Street Address
9800 Government Center Parkway, 2nd Floor, Chesterfield, Va 23832 



Comprehensive Planning
About Us


 About Us 

The Comprehensive Planning & Research (CPR) Team are planning professionals who value community involvement and data-driven decision making in support of elected and appointed officials. We help guide future growth and development through effective research, data creation and analysis, providing a strong foundation for the Comprehensive Plan. 


Steven Haasch, AICP: Planning Manager (right in photo)
Steve has been with the team since 2001. Besides managing the CPR Team and the Comprehensive Plan, Steve provides expertise relative to public facilities needs and community outreach/education. Email Steve.

James “Jimmy” Bowling: Principal Planner (middle, back row in photo)
Jimmy has been with the team since 1998, and with the Planning Department since 1983. Jimmy is a project manager namely responsible for Special Area Plans and associated ordinance amendments. Jimmy is an expert on land use issues. Email Jimmy.

Heather Barrar: Principal Planner (second from left in photo)
Heather has been with the team since 2008, having previously worked in the Environmental Engineering Department since 2003. Heather handles environmental issues, as well as issues relative to land conservation, bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure and historic/cultural resources. Email Heather.  

Joanne Simmelink: Senior Planner (left in photo)
Joanne has been with the team since 2012. Joanne manages Special Area Plan projects, as well as being knowledgeable in the areas of income and parks and recreation planning. Email Joanne.

Chelsea Hartman: Planner/Demographer (second from right in photo)
Chelsea has been with the team since 2014. Chelsea deals with demographic and housing information. Chelsea also functions as the county's demographer, providing accurate and reliable population data. Email Chelsea.