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About Us

Community Planning Insights is a small firm located in Dayton, Ohio that focuses on community and neighborhood planning, housing policy, community engagement, and comprehensive planning for communities of all sizes.  


Aaron K. Sorrell, AICP principal and owner, has over 19 years experience in the planning and community development field, primarily focused on community and neighborhood development policy and implementation. Aaron is a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and a certified Economic Development Professional by the National Development Council. Aaron has managed numerous planning and community development projects including zoning and land use regulations, community development strategies, housing and neighborhood studies and effective community engagement and visioning.

Prior to founding Community Planning Insights, Aaron served as the Planning and Community Development Director for the City of Dayton, Ohio for six years, and was Dayton’s Housing and Neighborhood Development Division Manager for five years.

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