William Hager

Senior Planner

William (Bill) has extensive experience in municipal land use planning, land use regulations, shoreline master programs, State Environmental Policy Acts, and policy development, as well as in the planning, permitting, construction, leasing, and management of major building projects. Bill started his career with the City of Bellingham in its current planning section, working with boards,…

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I love working with smaller sized municipal governments and ports who are faced with complex and daunting land use challenges. Their size allows me to interact them on a more personal level, and their appreciation when MFA helps them achieve success reinforces my passion for this industry!
I love working with smaller sized municipal governments and ports who are faced with complex and daunting land use challenges. Their size allows me to interact them on a more personal level, and their appreciation when MFA helps them achieve success reinforces my passion for this industry!
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Who is William Hager?

William (Bill) has extensive experience in municipal land use planning, land use regulations, shoreline master programs, State Environmental Policy Acts, and policy development, as well as in the planning, permitting, construction, leasing, and management of major building projects.

Bill started his career with the City of Bellingham in its current planning section, working with boards, commissions, and city councils in administration of the City’s urban growth area planning, subdivision, and conditional use applications. After working with the City, Bill served as the Port of Bellingham’s first environmental director, where he oversaw environmental compliance of Port and tenant operations. He quickly became director of the Port’s planning department as well as its real estate department. Bill was a member of the Port’s executive team and helped establish strategies for continued Port growth and financial stability.

Bill continues to utilize his broad planning and development experience as a senior planner at MFA, providing technical insight for several of MFA’s more complex land use planning and brownfield redevelopment projects.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning, University of Washington