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Christopher E. Zimmerman

Vice President for Economic Development

Smart Growth America

HQ Phone:  (202) 207-3355

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Smart Growth America

1707 L St NW Suite 1050

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia,20036

United States

Company Description

Smart Growth America is the only national organization dedicated to researching, advocating for and leading coalitions to bring smart growth practices to more communities nationwide. From providing more sidewalks so people can walk to their town center to ensu... more

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Affiliations

Arlington County Public Schools

Board Member


Metro Limited

Board Member


Virginia Opera

Honorary Member


Northern Virginia Transportation Commission

Chairman


Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Board Member


Shop Arlington

Representative


Arlington Young Democrats

Board Member


NVTA Chairman and Arlington County

Board Member


HRT

Board Member


Democratic

Board Member


Virginia Transit Association

Board Member


Arlington Economic Development

County Board Chairman


Krysta Jones Consulting

Arlington County Board Chair


Aldermen

Board Member


The TPB

Member


American Public Transportation Association

Board Member


William D. Euille & Associates , Inc.

Board Member


MetroRiders.Org

Vice Chairman


Arlington WMATA

Board Member


Washington Business Journal

Arlington County Board Member and Metro Board Chair


Pike Progress Luncheon Arlington County

Board Member


Washington Metropolitan Transit Agency

Board Member


COG

Members


Republican Michael T. McMenamin

Member of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board


Barcroft School & Civic League

County Board Chairman


Planning Commission

Civic Association President, Member


Roundtable

Member


CENTRAL VIRGINIA/RICHMOND STEERING COMMITTEE

Board Member


AHC Inc.

Arlington County Board Chairman


CAMEO Club

Member


Del Ray Citizens Association Inc

Board Members


Elementary , Middle

PTA Member


Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee

Committee


ACDC

Member, Executive Committee


Education

Gunston Middle School , Rebecca


Virginia Commonwealth University


B.S. degree

Political Science and Economics

American University


Bachelor of Arts degree

Music

Yale


DC Council


Diploma

American Schools of Fontainebleau


Master

University


Master of Arts

Economics

University of Maryland


promotion diploma

Tehama County Police Activities League Martial Arts Center for Excellence.


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Our Staff | Smart Growth America

www.smartgrowthusa.org [cached]

Christopher Zimmerman is Smart Growth America's Vice President for Economic Development, and Director of the Governors' Institute on Community Design.
Much of his work focuses on the economic and fiscal impact of development policies on localities and regions. Prior to joining Smart Growth America, for two decades Chris was heavily involved in planning, development, and transportation policy in Arlington County, VA and the greater Washington, DC region. This included work as a neighborhood and civic leader, as a planning commissioner, 18 years as a member of the Arlington County Board, and 13 years on the Board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, as well as other regional transportation agencies. Prior to his service as an elected official, Mr. Zimmerman was Chief Economist at the National Conference of State Legislatures. He holds a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Economics from The American University. Christopher can be reached at czimmerman [at] smartgrowthamerica [dot] org.


www.smartgrowthamerica.org

Chris Zimmerman is Smart Growth America's Vice President for Economic Development, and Director of the Governors' Institute on Community Design.
Much of his work focuses on the economic and fiscal impact of development policies on localities and regions. Prior to joining Smart Growth America, for two decades Chris was heavily involved in planning, development, and transportation policy in Arlington County, VA and the greater Washington, DC region. This included work as a neighborhood and civic leader, as a planning commissioner, 18 years as a member of the Arlington County Board, and 13 years on the Board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, as well as other regional transportation agencies. Prior to his service as an elected official, Mr. Zimmerman was Chief Economist at the National Conference of State Legislatures. He holds a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Economics from The American University.


America’s Most Walkable Suburb Offers Lessons for Towns Everywhere | The Urbanist Dispatch

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"In the 1970s this was a declining inner ring suburb," notes Chris Zimmerman, who served on the county board for 18 years.
"I moved here in 1979 because of the cheap rent. Arlington was a stopover for a lot of people until they could afford to move somewhere else"- a familiar scene today in thousands of suburban communities. "I walked in those days because I didn't have a car, but I saw very few other people walking," remembers Zimmerman, who left the county board in 2013 to become Vice-president of Economic Development for Smart Growth America, which promotes walking as part of its mission to create healthy, economically vital communities. The county board, spurred on by neighborhood leaders, adopted an "urban village" approach to planning, which Zimmerman says, "really resonated with people- the idea of comfort and community while still being cosmopolitan. Being both suburban and urban at the same time." One strong focus of this plan was to make walking more safe and convenient. Sidewalks were widened while the pedestrian crossing distances at intersections were narrowed. A task force on traffic calming was launched and the outdated policy of charging homeowners for the cost of building new sidewalks-still common throughout the US-was eliminated. ("Homeowners are not expected to pay for the street in front of their house; why should they be responsible for the pedestrian infrastructure? Zimmerman declares in a case study about Arlington done by America Walks.)


franklintomorrow.org

Chris Zimmerman, City of Franklin, Greater Nashville Association of Realtors, Mayor Ken Moore, Mayor Rogers Anderson, Nashville Business Journal, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant, Royal Cup Coffee, Smart Growth America, Tennessee Equine Hospital, Williamson County, Williamson County Association of Realtors, Williamson Medical Center
Chris Zimmerman, Smart Growth America's Vice President for Economic Development, and Director of the Governors' Institute on Community Design, was the speaker at the Aug. 4 Franklin Tomorrow Breakfast With the Mayors, presented by Pinnacle Financial Partners. The Williamson County Association of Realtors provided special support to this quarter's event. Franklin Mayor Ken Moore, Franklin Tomorrow Executive Director Mindy Tate, speaker Chris Zimmerman of Smart Growth America, Williamson County Association of Realtors Executive Vice President Marti Veto, WCAR Board President Chip Kerr, Williamson County Mayor Kathie Moore, and Franklin Tomorrow Board President Kathie Moore. (Photo by Deborah Varallo) Franklin Mayor Ken Moore, Franklin Tomorrow Executive Director Mindy Tate, speaker Chris Zimmerman of Smart Growth America, Williamson County Association of Realtors Executive Vice President Marti Veto, WCAR Board President Chip Kerr, Williamson County Mayor Kathie Moore, and Franklin Tomorrow Board President Kathie Moore. (Photo by Deborah Varallo) During his speech, Zimmerman said, "You can't just build yourself out of congestion. How we shape the built environment, how we assemble our communities, how we decide where things go has a profound effect on the economy of the localities in our regions. (Williamson Herald) Zimmerman went on to describe how growing and prosperous economies ride the transportation needs of the driving generation, which in turn is actually driving less. "Millennials want transportation choices," he said, adding that the generation, which essentially entails those born from 1980 on, are transitioning away from the once popular traditional suburban neighborhoods. To read more of the Herald's report, follow this link. Franklin Home Page also had a report, titled: "Smart Growth America encourages better mobility for Franklin's future." Prior to joining Smart Growth America, for two decades Chris was heavily involved in planning, development, and transportation policy in Arlington County, Va., and the greater Washington, D.C., region. This included work as a neighborhood and civic leader, as a planning commissioner, 18 years as a member of the Arlington County Board, and 13 years on the Board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, as well as other regional transportation agencies. Prior to his service as an elected official, Mr. Zimmerman was Chief Economist at the National Conference of State Legislatures. He holds a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Economics from The American University. Chris Zimmerman 4 Aug 2015 (Franklin TN)


Meet the experts | Smart Growth America

www.smartgrowthamerica.org [cached]

Christopher Zimmerman is Smart Growth America's Vice President for Economic Development, and Director of the Governors' Institute on Community Design.
Much of his work focuses on the economic and fiscal impact of development policies on localities and regions. An economist by training, for the past two decades he has been intimately involved in planning, development, and transportation policy in Arlington County, Virginia and the greater Washington, DC region. This included work as a neighborhood and civic leader, as a planning commissioner, 18 years as a member of the Arlington County Board, and 13 years on the Board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, as well as other regional transportation agencies. Prior to his service as an elected official, Chris was Chief Economist at the National Conference of State Legislatures. He holds a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Economics from The American University. Chris can be reacted at czimmerman [at] smartgrowthamerica [dot] org.


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