Jason K. Sartori

Associate DirectorJason Sartori
1112Q Preinkert Field House
(240) 305-9402

Jason Sartori is a contractor to the NCSG currently serving in the role of Associate Director. Jason obtained his Master of Community Planning degree from the University of Maryland’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, where he specialized in economic development. He had previously graduated magna cum laude and with honors from the University of Richmond with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and political science. Over the last 19 years, Jason has managed a variety of stakeholder participation, strategic planning and research initiatives for corporations in the private sector, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

Jason started working with the NCSG in 2003, and has since served in various capacities: leading research efforts, writing reports, preparing grant applications, and managing projects large and small.  In recent years, Jason managed the NCSG's Opportunity Mapping efforts, was the lead author on the NCSG report entitled “Smart Growth Indicators in Maryland,” and directed the HSG’s Barriers to Development in Priority Funding Areas project. Jason has been the lead organizer of several NCSG conferences, including Makeover Montgomery and Makeover Montgomery 2 (both focused on the sustainability of America’s suburbs). He has also helped lead the American Planning Association's 2014 Central Maryland Local Government Exchange for Planners and 2015 Central Maryland Regional Planning Exchange.  Earlier NCSG projects include the statewide growth visioning exercise known as Reality Check Plus, an effort to develop future growth scenarios for the state of Maryland, a qualitative study on the impact of Maryland’s Community Legacy and Neighborhood BusinessWorks programs, and a review of GSA’s leasing habits in the Washington, D.C. region.  Jason also provided project management, data analysis and report writing for the SEED Initiative, the STAR Project and the Baltimore Sustainable Communities Initiative.

Jason is the managing member of Integrated Planning Consultants, LLC.  Other current and past projects outside the NCSG include a review of the impact of the federal Partnership for Sustainable Communities and its ability to foster interagency and interjurisdicational collaboration at a regional level, a case study on inclusionary zoning in Montgomery County (MD), an analysis of the preparedness of jurisdictions in Maryland for the impacts of BRAC, development of a method for modeling intercity regional bus demand, and several other data analysis efforts.  In Fall 2009, Jason taught a research methods class for the Urban Studies and Planning Program at the University of Maryland. Currently, Jason is leading the charge once again on Makeover Montgomery 3, and working for the Montgomery County Planning Department to update the county's Subdivision Staging Policy.