RJL Solutions recently welcomed Jonathan Blake to its ever-growing team in the Indianapolis market. In his role as Senior Director of Planning, he will lead the RJL division specializing in community planning, needs assessments, feasibility studies, strategic planning, and grants development.
Jonathan is an urban planning professional with twenty years of experience in senior project management, operations, and executive-level leadership for municipal governments. Prior to joining RJL Solutions in October 2023, he served as a Planner in the Indianapolis market for V3 Companies and was the Administration and Planning Director for Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation as well as the Assistant Director of Parks and Recreation for the Town of Brownsburg. In these roles, he was collectively responsible for project management, GIS development, public engagement, policy development and execution, project approvals, and implementation strategies. He has managed more than $42.5 million in federally funded transportation projects and $90 million in public-private partnerships throughout his career.
“Jonathan brings a higher-level focus and background on planning for local communities who partner with RJL Solutions, including our current clients,” states Rachel Leslie, CEO of RJL Solutions. “Providing the best service and product for those who trust us is our priority. I’m certain Jonathan, along with his team, will develop the type of planning documents that lead to funding and successful implementation.”
This strategic hire by RJL Solutions is meant to add to the company’s short-and-long-term growth strategies, including helping businesses of all sizes, associations, local governments, and non-profit organizations across the state of Indiana.
“I am beyond thrilled to join the talented team at RJL Solutions,” states Blake. “This is an incredible opportunity to help communities across the state of Indiana understand their unique gifts, envision their future, and engage stakeholders in the planning process. I look forward to sharing my experience to support the work of this amazing team and our clients.”