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

Jessica Bingen

Chair
President
Stahl Construction Company
Minneapolis
MN
United States

John W. Shardlow, FAICP

Chair
Senior Principal
Stantec
Saint Paul
MN
United States

Dr. Kathleen E. Allen

Member
President
Allen & Associates
Saint Cloud
MN
United States

Ellen Anderson

Member
University or Minnesota
Saint Paul
MN
United States

Rick Carter

Member
LHB, Inc.

Robert A. Close, FASLA

Member
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Mitchell Cookas

Member
Green Associate
Kimley-Horn
Eagan
MN
United States

Peter Dahl

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

Catherine Malmberg Dannenbring

Member
Founder
Malmberg Projects
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Thomas R. Fisher

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

Jamey Flannery

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

Joni L. Giese, ASLA

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

Debbie Goettel

Member
County Commisioner
Hennepin County
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Patrick Hamilton

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

Chelsey Hendrickson

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

Kate Knuth

Member
Chief Resilience Officer
City of Minneapolis
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Peter Lindstrom

Member
Mayor
City of Falcon Heights
Falcon Heights
MN
United States

Jeffrey Keith Mandyck

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

Diana S McKeown

Member
Metro CERT Director
Great Plains Institute
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Jeff McMenimen

Member
Associate
Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Lili McMillan

Member
Crystal Bay
MN
United States

Philipp Muessig

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

Amanda Nonnemacher

Member
President
Verdeculture
St. Paul
MN
United States

Scott Pelletier

Member
Facilities Consultant
RSP Architects
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Douglas Pierce

Member
Perkins+Will
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Samuel Adams Rockwell

Member
Community Development and Innovation Director
UMFREA
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Bjorgvin Saevarsson

Member
Chief Executive Officer
Yorth Group
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Sabina Saksena

Member
Founder & CEO
Cytilife
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Susan Schmidt

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

Brendon Slotterback

Member
Program Officer
The McKnight Foundation
Minneapolis
MN
United States

Kristina Smitten

Member
Principal
Hillcrest Development, LLLP
Minneapolis
MN
United States

James Stolpestad

Member
Principal
EG Capital
Saint Paul
MN
United States

Michael Tobin

Member
President
45 North Group
St Louis Park
MN
United States

Herbert Tousley, IV

Member
Principal
Exeter Group
Saint Paul
MN
United States

Joanna L. Vossen

Member
Attorney
Westwood Professional Services
Eden Praire
MN
United States

Heather Worthington

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