Cher Vickers Resume

PROFILE: Downtown enthusiast passionate about revitalization, preservation, placemaking and urbanism. Land use and zoning experience. Have successfully drawn national attention to the revitalization of the City of Newburgh via hyper-local blog, Newburgh Restoration. Possess a Master’s degree in Urban Planning. Bilingual in English and Spanish.


EXPERIENCE:

Urban Cartographics. NY, NY.                                                                               
Sept. 2015-Aug. 2016
Project Manager

  • Project management of a zoning and consultancy firm that specializes in maps, graphics, and planning studies for projects going before the New York City Department of City Planning and Board of Standards and Appeals
  • Created detailed radius diagram maps, area maps, zoning and tax maps per BSA and DCP specifications using QGIS and CorelDraw
  • Photographed sites and created presentations per BSA and DCP specifications
  • Filed cases for review at the Board of Standards and Appeals and attended hearings
  • Conducted on-site transportation studies, traffic counting and neighborhood character studies
  • Researched the historical use of buildings at the NYC Department of Records, NYC Public Library and NYC Historical Society
  • Conducted emission surveys and permit research at the Department of Environmental Protection

 

Newburgh Restoration. Newburgh, NY.                                                            
Dec. 2008-Present   
Creator and Editor

  • Launched a website dedicated to the revitalization and promotion of the City of Newburgh that attracts 15,000 visits monthly and has over 14,000 social media followers
  • Contributed to media mentions for Newburgh in The New York Times, Chronogram Magazine, Preservation Magazine, Al Jazeera and HGTV
  • Accomplished home purchases of vacant and abandoned homes, revitalization, economic growth and two urban design studies by Columbia University

 

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. NY, NY.                                              
Nov. 2008-Sept. 2015
Administrative Assistant

  • Performed routine administrative activities to maintain the smooth operation of the office and laboratory
  • Assisted in the accurate preparation of complex documents and assisted with the coordination and organization of timely grants submissions and similar projects
  • Maintained calendars, created agendas, and coordinated with visitors to maintain Principal Investigator’s schedule
  • Completed reimbursement and invoice paperwork, and monitored expenses and payments
  • Planned travel, events, and visits, and completed personnel-related paperwork for lab members

CORE CAPABILITIES:

  • Writing & Editing
  • Research
  • Bilingual (Spanish)
  • Community Outreach
  • Social Media
  • WordPress
  • Adobe
  • SketchUp

EDUCATION:

City University of New York at Hunter College. Masters in Urban Planning. 2015
City University of New York at Hunter College. BA in Psychology. 2006


AWARDS & HONORABLE MENTIONS:

City of Newburgh sets property sales record in 2016, 2016. Mid-Hudson Times
Reimagining Queens Boulevard for All, 2015. Studio Project
Cher Vick: One Woman’s Quest to Transform a City, 2013. Circa Magazine.
Outstanding Service to Preservation in Newburgh, 2012. Newburgh Preservation Association.