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Richard Conlin & Associates

Working with people and local governments to create resilient, sustainable communities for all

Founder and Co-Chair, Regional Food Policy Council, Puget Sound Regional Council

Associate Faculty, Evans School of Public Affairs, University of Washington

Adjunct Faculty, Antioch University Seattle

Of Counsel, PRR “Experts in Human-Powered Change”

Principal, Conlin-Rankin Cities and CCD Associates



Richard Conlin is a consultant on sustainability, resilience, food policy, local government and policy development and implementation. He currently manages the Duwamish River Opportunity Fund, a community development program, under contract to the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods. Under contract to the City of Riverside, California, he facilitated the formation of the Riverside Food Systems Alliance and is currently writing a Riverside Food Policy Plan. In 2014 Richard taught ‘Resilience and Emergency Management’ at the Evans Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Washington, and ‘Environmental Policy’ at the Graduate Program in Leadership and Change, Antioch University Seattle, and will continue to teach at both Universities in the future. He served on the Selection Panel for the ‘Ideas for Action’ award recognizing exemplary anti-poverty programs, and has been a speaker at numerous conferences and workshops. Richard Co-Chairs the Regional Food Policy Council for the Puget Sound Regional Council.