Harris & Associates Expands Strategic Advisory Services Division to Guide Agencies through Complex Challenges

Concord, CA – 

Harris & Associates announced today the launch of its expanded Strategic Advisory Services division, which includes an integrated suite of community planning, climate change, sustainability, and resilience services to help communities develop solutions to their most complex challenges. 

Adding to Harris’ long-standing special district, environmental, municipal finance, civil engineering, and construction management offerings, Harris’ new advisory services will help communities address long-range issues resulting from climate change, a shifting regulatory landscape, and resource constraints.

In February, Harris announced the hiring of Michael McCormick from the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research to lead and grow the firm’s Strategic Advisory Services division. During his time at OPR, McCormick served as Senior Planning Advisor, focused on local government land use and climate change efforts, and was one of the lead authors of the 2017 General Plan Guidelines.

“We enable our clients to step forward with certainty through a regulatory landscape that is often challenging to navigate, and take informed, data-driven actions to create more sustainable and equitable communities,” said McCormick. “Our unique, multidisciplinary expertise across every facet of community planning, financing, and project delivery allows us to help communities solve their challenges thoughtfully and with a long term perspective in mind.” 

As communities face challenges that grow more complex, Harris' has broadened its portfolio of services to enhance its ability to deliver meaningful progress for its clients and deliver on its mission to make a greater community impact.

“Formalizing our expanded Strategic Advisory Services takes a giant leap forward in our mission to build stronger communities,” said Lisa Larrabee, CEO and President of Harris. “We’re excited for this opportunity to collaborate with our clients and partners to address the complex regulatory environment in which they operate and improve quality of life for our communities.”

About Harris

Harris is a 100% employee-owned company focused on helping communities solve today's complex challenges in planning, financing, environmental compliance, civil engineering, and construction management. Our offices and project sites span the West Coast in California and Washington with a staff of over 200 employee-owners. We focus on serving clients in the municipal, water, transportation, and education markets. www.WeAreHarris.com