Erika Rhett, AICP

Erika is a Senior Land Use Planner with more than 14 years of experience working in the public sector. Her experience is in comprehensive planning, rural lands, and shoreline master programs.

Prior to joining BERK, she worked as a Senior Planner at the City of Bellevue. Erika served as the Outreach Plan Manager for the Comprehensive Plan Update completed in 2015.For the City of Renton, she managed the VISION 2040 Award-winning Sunset Area Community Planned Action EIS. This Plan was NEPA and SEPA compliant, and won the 2013 Governor’s Smart Communities Award.

Erika has presented at numerous APA and other land use planning conferences since 2012. She has been published by the APA Urban Design and Preservation Division, and has led conference sessions and webinars on a variety of topics.


Erika grew up in Auburn, Washington building little towns out of Legos and organizing a kids’ letter writing campaign to build a park in her neighborhood (and they did!). She enjoys cooking with homegrown produce for anyone who enjoys eating, as well as knitting, telling stories, and playing games with family and friends. Look for her with her kids in the dojang, where she earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do in 2014, or taking a lap around Seward Park with her dog.