Speaker: Kristen Hughes

Kristen Mark HughesMr. Hughes has more than 40 years of experience providing policy and planning services related to community, urban, rural, environmental, transportation and land management planning. His expertise includes senior executive management, government relations advocacy and the drafting of federal, state and local laws. He has served on State policy commissions affecting local government efficiency, rural and urban policy, telecommunications, Smart Growth, community development, affordable housing, forest conservation, wetlands, solid waste, building standards and education. He has expertise and experience in new town development, environmental and transportation policy and planning, solid waste management, land use and development, historic preservation, economic development, public-private partnerships, and provision of public facilities and services.

He is trained in organizational development to enable groups of decision makers resolve complex issues. He has managed public participation processes using a variety of approaches and techniques, including public workshops, citizen advisory committees, public hearings, public opinion surveys, press briefings, facilitated group retreats, and one-on-one meetings. He has managed and provided direct personal staff support to numerous boards, committees, and commissions.

Since 1986, Kris has provided executive staff development to individuals and organizations for improving strategies to establish and achieve organizational missions, career advancement and personal job satisfaction. Clients have included governmental organizations, non-profits, medical doctors, senior human resource executives, IT Professionals, public safety management, and new business start ups.

Specialties: Executive development, public policy, urban and community planning, historic preservation, natural and agricultural land preservation, transportation planning and finance, public engagement and organizational development.

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