Peter Rizzo

Peter Rizzo is a program manager with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC, where he supports the delivery of design and construction projects for federal medical centers and national cemeteries nationwide. Rizzo previously worked for the U.S. General Services Administration as a senior urban planner and development manager, as well as for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Economic Development Administration as a U.S. Presidential Management Fellow.

A native of Western New York, Rizzo served eight years as an environmental commissioner in the Town of Tonawanda, New York, and held positions with the City of Buffalo, the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority before beginning his career in the nation's capital.

Rizzo is an active volunteer and provides pro bono planning services to low income communities.  He has received a number of community service awards, including the Margery Sachs Leadership Award conferred by the New York State Association of Conservation Commissions in recognition of lifelong environmental concern and service in New York State.

In addition to his M.R.P. from AAP, Rizzo holds a B.A. from the University at Buffalo and is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners.