Mark Adams

Community Planner

Mark Adams is a Community Planner at McLean County Regional Planning Commission.  Adams was born and raised in Easton, Pennsylvania, and moved to Bloomington-Normal in 2014.  He graduated with a Master’s Degree in History from Illinois State University in 2016.  Following ISU, he graduated in 2018 from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Master’s in Urban Planning & Policy.  During his time at UIC, Adams worked on transit-orientated development plans for the CTA Red Line Extension and studied the impact of mixed-land use development in Chicago’s Kenzie industrial corridor. 

Prior to MCRPC, Adams worked at Mid Central Community Action as a Housing Counselor for 2 years, then at Mercy Housing Lakefront as a Program Evaluation Manager in Chicago for 3 years.  He joined McLean County Regional Planning Commission in January of 2023.

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