GCG_Doug-Rankin_smallDoug Rankin is the Planning Manager of G.C. Garcia, Inc. a 20 year land Nevada land planning and development services firm. The firm is recognized as a leader in government relations, entitlements, due diligence, development coordination, permitting, and business licensing.

Doug has nearly 20 years of local government planning experience, with eight years of service as the Planning Manager for the City of Las Vegas, Nevada. Prior to joining the Planning Department in 2005, he served in the City Council Office for seven years, where he specialized in zoning, community outreach, code enforcement and municipal budgeting. He was also appointed to the Las Vegas Planning Commission and served one year before joining the City of Las Vegas Council Office. Doug obtained his degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas in Biology with a minor in Criminal Justice.

Doug is a member of the American Association of Planners and received his certification by the American Institute of Certified Planners in 2006. He continues to maintain this certification and is a member of the APA City Planning workgroup, Planning Managers workgroup and a member of the Nevada Chapter of APA. He is also a member of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association.

Professional Experience/Background

  • Planning Manager, City of Las Vegas, Nevada 2008-2015
    Nevada’s Largest City of over 600,000 people, responsibilities included administration of 25 full time staff in long range planning, zoning, plan review, GIS, demographics, permitting and development.
  • Planning Supervisor, City of Las Vegas, Nevada 2005-2008
    During the unprecedented growth of the Las Vegas Valley, he over saw the Planning City of Las Vegas Planning Commission, responsibilities included admiration of the commission process from pre-application meetings to final public hearings.
  • City Council Liaison, City of Las Vegas, Nevada 1996-2005
    Worked for the Las Vegas City Council under two separate Councilman, responsibilities included zoning, development coordination, public outreach, code enforcement special projects and budgeting.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Planning Association
  • Southern Nevada Home Builders Association