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Jim Darling

Vice President/Principal Planner

Mr. Darling’s experience and skills include primary responsibility for public environmental policy analysis and for financing, designing, developing, and operating mixed-use, industrial, commercial, and federal real estate investments; port facilities; municipal public works infrastructure; solid waste systems; urban forestry programs; and parks and open space. He has guided planning efforts and land use entitlements, as…

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Who is Jim Darling?

Mr. Darling’s experience and skills include primary responsibility for public environmental policy analysis and for financing, designing, developing, and operating mixed-use, industrial, commercial, and federal real estate investments; port facilities; municipal public works infrastructure; solid waste systems; urban forestry programs; and parks and open space. He has guided planning efforts and land use entitlements, as well as the creation of local economic stimulus programs. His work has required his active involvement in local, state, and federal policy and legislative matters.

Before coming to MFA in 2009, Mr. Darling was at the Port of Bellingham, Washington, for 18 years, the last 16 of which he served as its executive director. Before working for the Port, Mr. Darling was the public works director for the City of Urbana, Illinois.

Education

Master of Arts in Public Administration, University of Illinois

 

Bachelor of Arts in Finance/Sociology, University of Illinois

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