Resilient Communities Council

The Resilient Communities Council is a group of 30 to 40 private and public sector practitioners who are actively engaged in the research, policy, planning, design, creation, and improvement of resilient communities. Participants come from a variety of disciplines, including public, private and non-profit organizations, and will be leaders in their sector. While members will bring interest and expertise in specific issues, they all share a genuine curiosity and passion for learning about innovation and best practices across a broad range of relevant topics which include, but are not limited to:

  • Water Supply and management
  • Storm water management (NOAA Atlas 14)
  • Climate science and infrastructure impacts
  • Energy – conservation, renewables
  • Environmental impact of products, and processes
  • Community health, social cohesion, and equity
  • Access to healthy food (via locally grown options and traditional sale)

The ULI MN Resilient Communities Council meets for two half-day sessions per year. Each session will include a program produced by Council members that may include guest speakers and an opportunity to present on a personal project of interest. The group will address best practices and case studies and participate in roundtable discussions and private project tours. Participation is intended to be active and candid, sharing specific detailed information and experience from both members and presenters. All information will remain confidential.

Resilient Communities Council Co-Chairs

Jessie Houlihan Bingen, Stahl Construction
John Shardlow, Stantec

Purpose

  • Provide an avenue for all members to experience the special value of a ULI Product Council, particularly those that are unable to regularly attend the National Conferences or participate at the Full Membership level.
  • Be part of a unique gathering of peers to gain valuable information and participate in an open exchange regarding lessons learned on regional and national projects that demonstrate better outcomes and successful problem solving associated.
  • Share insights on projects or initiatives that have successfully worked through issues, improved results or may deliver impactful outcomes over time.
  • Expand your base of professional knowledge through exposure to leaders from varied market perspectives and discussion on important topics related to creating healthier and sustainable communities.
  • Take away value on key topics and improve the effectiveness of your organization and project performance over time.

Membership

The Resilient Communities Council is made up of diverse industry leaders. Two spots are reserved for Young Leader Members (under the age of 35).

  • Invitation-only council made up of industry leaders.
  • ULI MN membership is required. If you are not a member and are interested in participating on this council, click here to join.
  • Community Development Council affiliation dues are $200 per year.
  • Membership is a two year commitment to attend three out of four council sessions. Participants are allowed only one excused absence during a two year term.
  • Participation is intended to be active and candid, sharing specific detailed information and experience from both members and presenters. There is a high expectation for participation and contribution by all members.
  • All information must be kept confidential.

Resilient Communities Council Members

Aubrey Albrecht

Director
ULI Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Dr. Kathleen E. Allen

President
Allen & Associates
Saint Cloud, MN
United States

Ellen Anderson

University or Minnesota
Saint Paul, MN
United States

Jessica Bingen

President
Stahl Construction
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Rick Carter

LHB, Inc.
Duluth, MN
United States

Robert A. Close, FASLA

Saint Paul, MN
United States

Mitchell Cookas

Vice President & Director of Sustainability & Landscape Designer
Solution Blue, Inc
Eagan, MN
United States

Peter Dahl

Associate Vice President
HGA Architects & Engineers
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Catherine Malmberg Dannenbring

Malmberg Projects
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Caren Dewar

Executive Director
ULI Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Thomas R. Fisher

Director
University of Minnesota, College of Design
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Jamey Flannery

President
Flannery Construction, Inc.
Saint Paul, MN
United States

Joni L. Giese, ASLA

Senior Associate, Landscape Architecture/Urban Design Studio
SRF Consulting Group, Inc.
Saint Paul, MN
United States

Debbie Goettel

County Commisioner
Hennepin County
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Patrick Hamilton

Director, Global Change Initiatives
Science Museum of Minnesota
Saint Paul, MN
United States

Chelsey Hendrickson

Planner
Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.
St. Paul, MN
United States

Kate Knuth

Chief Resilience Officer
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Peter Lindstrom

Mayor
City of Falcon Heights
Falcon Heights, MN
United States

Jeffrey Keith Mandyck

Design Principal
Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Diana S McKeown

Metro CERT Director
Great Plains Institute
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Jeff McMenimen

Associate
Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Lili McMillan

Crystal Bay, MN
United States

Philipp Muessig

GreenStep Cities Program Co-director
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
Saint Paul, MN
United States

Amanda Nonnemacher

President
Verdeculture
St. Paul, MN
United States

Scott Pelletier

Facilities Consultant
RSP Architects
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Douglas Pierce

Perkins+Will
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Samuel Adams Rockwell

Community Development and Innovation Director
UMFREA
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Bjorgvin Saevarsson

Chief Executive Officer
Yorth Group
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Sabina Saksena

Founder & CEO
Cytilife
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Susan Schmidt

Minnesota Director
The Trust for Public Land
Saint Paul, MN
United States

John W. Shardlow, FAICP

Senior Principal
Stantec
Saint Paul, MN
United States

Brendon Slotterback

Program Officer
The McKnight Foundation
Minneapolis, MN
United States

Kristina Smitten

Principal
Hillcrest Development, LLLP
Minneapolis, MN
United States

James Stolpestad

Principal
EG Capital
Saint Paul, MN
United States

Michael Tobin

President
45 North Group
St Louis Park, MN
United States

Herbert Tousley, IV

Principal
Exeter Group
Saint Paul, MN
United States

Joey Vossen

Westwood Professional Services
Eden Praire, MN
United States

Heather Worthington

Long Range Planning Director
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN
United States