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Mr. 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, 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 ... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Chief Economist

National Housing Conference

Growth America's Vice President for Economic Development and Director

Governors' Institute

Music Director

Fairfax Symphony Orchestra

Music Director

Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra

Music Director

Hartt and Soul Studio

Principal Conductor

American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras

Affiliations

Board Member
Metro Limited

Honorary Member
Virginia Opera

Representative
Shop Arlington

Board Member
Arlington Young Democrats

Board Member
NVTA Chairman and Arlington County

Board Member
HRT

Board Member
Democratic

Board Member
Virginia Transit Association

County Board Chairman
Arlington Economic Development

Arlington County Board Chair
Krysta Jones Consulting

Board Member
Aldermen

Member
The TPB

Board Member
American Public Transportation Association

Board Member
William D. Euille & Associates , Inc.

Board Member
Arlington WMATA

Arlington County Board Member and Metro Board Chair
Washington Business Journal

Board Member
Washington Metropolitan Transit Agency

Members
COG

Member of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Board
Republican Michael T. McMenamin

County Board Chairman
Barcroft School & Civic League

Member
Roundtable

Board Member
CENTRAL VIRGINIA/RICHMOND STEERING COMMITTEE

Arlington County Board Chairman
AHC Inc.

Member
CAMEO Club

Board Members
Del Ray Citizens Association Inc

PTA Member
Elementary , Middle

Board Member
Arlington County Public Schools

Chairman
Northern Virginia Transportation Commission

Board Member
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

Board Member
Pike Progress Luncheon Arlington County

Civic Association President, Member
Planning Commission

Committee
Neighborhood Conservation Advisory Committee

Member, Executive Committee
ACDC

Education

Gunston Middle School , Rebecca

Virginia Commonwealth University

Yale University

B.S. degree

Political Science and Economics

American University

Bachelor of Arts degree

Music

Yale

Bachelor of Science

Political Science and Economics

The American University

Congress , DC

DC Council

Diploma

American Schools of Fontainebleau

Master

University

Master of Arts

Economics

University of Maryland

downtown DC

promotion diploma

Tehama County Police Activities League Martial Arts Center for Excellence.

Web References (124 Total References)


Our Staff | Smart Growth America

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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.


Chris Zimmerman is Smart ...

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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.
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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.)


Chris Zimmerman, City of ...

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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

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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)
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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)
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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.
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Chris Zimmerman 4 Aug 2015 (Franklin TN)


Meet the experts | Smart Growth America

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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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