Cynthia Albright is an Urban Planner with a passion for creating meaningful and positive change in communities through comprehensive investigation and engagement. A wife, mother, endurance athlete, and life-long student, Cynthia moved to Reno in 1989 from southern California where she earned a Master of Arts degree from UCLA in Architecture and Urban Planning. Professionally, she is one of only 47 American Planning Association Certified Urban Designers nationwide, and the only one in Nevada. Cynthia has received numerous awards and her work is presented in national and state publications.
As a Principal with global design and engineering firm Stantec, Cynthia manages a wide variety of land development, multimodal transportation, streetscape design, community redevelopment, and sustainable growth management efforts. She works with spatial software to create, analyze, and visualize information to achieve award-winning outcomes. She is a regional leader in using “big data” (GPS location information) to create data-driven, well-conceived recommendations for her clients.
Cynthia has volunteered on numerous City of Reno boards and commissions continuously for the past 23 years. In May 2018, the City of Reno celebrated its 150th anniversary and honored 150 extraordinary individuals for their “significant, positive, and influential impact on the community and contribution to Reno’s arts, culture, business, and government”. Cynthia was honored to be selected as one of these 150 influential “Reno People.”