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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 Policy & Governance, Department of Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington

Adjunct Faculty, Antioch University Seattle

Affiliate Faculty, Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability, Seattle University

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 developed the Riverside Food Policy Action Plan. Richard teaches ‘Resilience and Emergency Management’ 'Leadership in Public Service' and 'Food Policy' at the Evans Graduate School of Public Affairs and 'Community Development, Poverty, and Resilience' at the Department of Urban Design and Planning, University of Washington. He also teaches ‘Environmental Policy’ and 'Food Systems and Food Policy' at Antioch University Seattle. 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 is a Board Member for the Northwest Environmental Forum and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute Washington Chapter and Co-Chairs the Regional Food Policy Council for the Puget Sound Regional Council.