Leah Bojo is a Senior Land Use & Policy Manager for Drenner Group, working with property owners and developers throughout the development process. Prior to joining the world of land use consulting in 2015, she worked for two Austin City Council Members, most recently as Policy Director over land use and transportation policy, building a strong foundation of both political and policy experience. In addition to her work on rezoning cases, neighborhood plan amendments, and City Code amendments, she participated in the rewrite of the City of Austin's vested rights ordinance, the approval of the Imagine Austin Comprehensive Plan and Downtown Austin Plan, and the Austin CodeNext Land Development Code rewrite process.
Ms. Bojo has completed Masters degrees in Public Policy and Community and Regional Planning from the LBJ School of Public Affairs and the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, as well as a Portfolio in Dispute Resolution from the School of Law. Ms. Bojo holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies from Mount Holyoke College. She has experience working with and building consensus among stakeholders in connection with a broad array of land use decisions and has worked with city council members, county commissioners, city of Austin boards and commissions, governmental staff, environmental interest groups, neighborhood associations, and other stakeholders throughout the land development entitlement process. Leah is a registered lobbyist with the City of Austin.
Ms. Bojo has served on the board of the Congress for the New Urbanism Central Texas Chapter since 2011. She has a particular interest in placemaking as an integral component of the development process and is dedicated to helping clients create active, inspiring places through the built environment.
Outside of the office, she can be found biking around Austin’s vibrant public spaces and enjoying the local music scene with her husband, who also happens to be an independent musician. They live in east Austin with their sweet rescue dog, Mango.