Influence decisions instantly

Developed by the public engagement and city planning experts at Highland Planning

Located in Rochester, New York, our woman-owned city planning consultancy, Highland Planning, specializes in public outreach, economic and market analysis, commercial district revitalization, research and program management, and communications. We believe that better dialogue creates better decisions. Our team designs, plans, implements and summarizes successful public engagement strategies that reduce risk and create positive outcomes for our clients. We saw a need for a platform like Instant Input and bootstrapped the creation of this tool.

With our two decades of public engagement experience, and especially during the pandemic, our team recognized the need for a new, simple solution to build relationships and get quick feedback on projects by meeting people where they are. And after testing many of the digital tools on the market, we couldn’t find what we were looking for so we created Instant Input.

Tanya Mooza Zwahlen, co-founder and CEO

With simple surveys, notifications, and fast sharing on social media, Instant Input puts efficiency and accessibility at the forefront of public engagement. With two decades of expertise in the public engagement field, Highland Planning, a formidable team of city planners, conceived and created Instant Input.

Our Core Values


We advance equity by sharing information.


We trust humanity.


We create real-time connections.

Instant Input is an easy-to-use public engagement platform.

It allows local decision makers to share projects with the communities they serve. Community members can engage with projects they care about, right from their fingertips, to help move each one forward.

Our Team

Tanya Mooza Zwahlen

Co-founder and CEO

Anton Abramov

Co-founder and CTO

Lisa Kribs


Tanya Mooza Zwahlen

Tanya Mooza Zwahlen, AICP, is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Instant Input. Ms. Zwahlen is a city planner by training. In 2007, she founded Highland Planning, a public engagement consulting practice. The Highland Planning team has consulted with communities across the nation and received four awards for exemplary practice from the American Planning Association. Ms. Zwahlen received a Masters Degree in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University. She has sought specialized public engagement training from the Center for Dispute Settlement, the American Planning Association, and the International Association for Public Participation. She is the mother of two teenagers, two cats and a dog. She currently serves on the board of the Community Design Center of Rochester and volunteers at Saint Joseph’s House of Hospitality in Rochester, New York. 

Anton Abramov

Anton Abramov, is co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Instant Input. He has a masters degree in computer science and is passionate about latest & modern technologies. Over the past decade Anton has been working in various fields of business like mobile, socials, automotive, fin-tech, health care.

Anton helped many companies & startups to define a working process, build & grow the teams, and develop world class applications. As an example at Juniqe (Berlin), Europe’s largest art eCommerce platform, Anton was the second Engineer hire – helped develop a completely new platform for mobile & desktop and scale the business to $35m ARR.

He is the father of a 3 years old daughter, who likes to find a good balance between work and family and in his free time play tennis and go to the gym.

Lisa Kribs

Lisa Kribs has been a believer of and part of the Instant Input team from its early days. Lisa is a creative and communications strategist focused exclusively in the social impact space nationally for more than 15+ years. 

Lisa is also the founder of TGW Studio, A B Corp Certified LGBTQ+/non-binary/women-owned and -operated social impact marketing firm that creates purposeful experiences for organizations across sectors and society.

Lisa believes that focusing on the intersection of diverse design and social impact can transform communities everywhere. Instant Input is a powerful connector and tool, and they are dedicated to sharing its potential far and wide.