Ms. Stroud is a founding member of Lewis, Stroud & Deutsch. Her practice focuses on land use law. Ms. Stroud was awarded a master’s degree in regional planning and a law degree from the University of North Carolina. Ms. Stroud has been an AV rated attorney since 1985. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and a Fellow of the AICP College of Fellows. Prior to opening her own firm, she led the local government land use department of a Ft. Lauderdale firm that provided representation as municipal attorneys for eighteen municipalities in the south Florida region.
Among her professional service activities, Ms. Stroud serves on the American Planning Association (APA) Amicus Curiae Committee. She is a Board member of the Form Based Codes Institute. She regularly lectures and publishes on land use topics for professional and lay organizations. She teaches AICP exam preparatory classes in ethics and law. She has served as a Governor’s appointee on several state and regional boards, including the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council.
Ms. Stroud’s awards include the 2011 American Planning Association, Florida Chapter, Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Chapter; 2011 American Planning Association for National Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice (as part of the Miami 21 team); the 2010 Richard Dreihaus Form Based Code Award (Miami 21 Code).