Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
Director of the Washington, D.C. Office of Planning
Anita Cozart is the director of the Washington, D.C., Office of Planning, working to implement community plans, zoning, and preservation initiatives in support of COVID-19 recovery, housing equity, civic resources, and racial justice. Previously, she was deputy director of community planning and design for Washington, D.C., overseeing neighborhood planning and urban design including the Streets for People program to activate downtown public spaces and support economic recovery. Prior to this, Cozart was a managing director at PolicyLink, where she led place-based, equitable development initiatives in cities across the United States. Earlier in her career, she was a neighborhood and citywide planner and then chief of staff at the Washington, D.C., Office of Planning.