Allison Handler has worked in the nonprofit and public sectors as staff, executive director, board leader and consultant for two decades. A former land use planner in Missoula, Montana, and affordable housing developer in Missoula and in Portland, Oregon, she has consulted with nonprofits and governments nationwide, with an emphasis on organizations working toward a healthy built and natural environment. Her practice focuses on strategy development, governance, and fundraising. A founding board member for the Community Land Trust Network (now Grounded Solutions Network) and former executive director of Proud Ground, a housing land trust based in Portland, Allison joined Solid Ground Consulting in 2009. She launched Travertine Strategies in 2019 to help organizations define the impact they want to have, set their strategy to get there, and assemble the organizational building blocks needed for success. She holds a master's degree in environmental studies from the University of Montana and a bachelor's degree from Williams College. She enjoys wilderness backpacking and plays banjo and swing guitar.
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- A05. Conservation and Community Planning for Climate Resilience
October 18, 2019
10:30 AM - Noon