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.


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


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


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


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.