Alex Hinds |

Alex Hinds

Alex Hinds

Alex Hinds has managed county land use and resource agencies in California for over 24 years and has directed the Marin County Community Development Agency since 1999. Alex is currently president of the board of the California Planning Foundation and a former president of the California County Planning Director’s Association.

Alex has been responsible for many award-winning planning programs and documents. These include Marin County’s sustainability program which was awarded the coveted American Planning Association’s 2008 National Award for Excellence, and the update of the Marin Countywide Plan which comprehensively addresses climate change and sustainability issues – and was selected as the outstanding comprehensive general plan for the state of California. Mr. Hinds is one of the founding members of the recently established Green Cities of California and a frequent presenter at national, state and regional forums. Alex teaches at California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo and regularly guest lectures at Sonoma State and other universities. Alex was a former Fulbright scholar in Ecuador.


Introduction to Green Governance (1 AICP CMs awarded)

This workshop highlights several leading green government initiatives in California addressing such topics as climate change, land use planning, local food systems, green building, and green business. Included in the program will be a summary of Marin County, California’s award winning, nationally recognized general plan and sustainability programs – along with tips on getting started, obtaining public support, and measuring success. Initiatives from other members of Green Cities, California will also be presented – as well as examples of municipal collaboration with local universities.