Senior planner Ronald Sato joined Helber Hastert & Fee in 2010 and specializes in environmental planning, land use planning, community planning, and land use entitlements.
With over twenty years of professional planning experience, Mr. Sato has worked with both engineering firms and land use consulting companies. As a senior project planner and project manager, he has been involved with a broad range of small to large public and private projects in all counties in the State of Hawaii.
His responsibilities have included managing large teams of technical consultants, working with land use attorneys, and coordinating project tasks with clients.
Mr. Sato is experienced with land use planning and entitlement procedures for all Counties, including attendance at public hearings and presentations before various Commissions and County Councils.
His environmental planning experience includes preparing and processing both Federal and State environmental documents and complying with various agency regulations and documentation procedures. For community planning projects, he has conducted public informational meetings and consulted with government agencies and community organizations. Mr. Sato also has a wealth of experience with transportation projects and other infrastructure and public facility projects.
Mr. Sato’s educational credentials include a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a Master in Urban and Regional Planning degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His professional credentials comprise membership in the Hawaii Chapter of the American Planning Association and, since 1999, the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP).
As a community volunteer, Mr. Sato has served a total of six years as a Neighborhood Board member for Waialae-Kahala and Kaneohe and has recently been nominated to serve as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Historic Hawai‘i Foundation.