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  Minter, Sue
NameSue Minter
Waterbury Center, Vermont , United States
Born January 23, 1961 (61 years)
ContributorJoshua L.
Last ModifedRBH
Aug 10, 2016 02:55pm

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA)

Masters In City Planning, Concentration in Environmental Policy and Management, 1991.

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA)

B.A. Sociology, Magna Cum Laude, 1984.


Planning Coordinator, Vermont Department of Housing and Community Affairs (Montpelier, VT)

Coordinator and administrator for state-sponsored community planning and education projects. Principal author of $250,000 grant award from the US Environmental Protection Agency for "smart growth" planning project along Vermont's interstate corridor. Project manager for interstate planning project. 8/99 - present

Consultant in Planning and Policy (Waterbury Center, VT)

Independent consultant in planning and policy development. Projects included: Montpelier Downtown Revitalization Plan; Vermont Agency of Transportation Community Outreach Program; The Costs of Sprawl Study; The White Paper on Rail Revitalization in New England; The Vermont State Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan; Mad River Valley Transit Planning. 5/97- 7/99

Visiting Associate, University of Cape Town, Urban Problems Research Unit (Cape Town, South Africa)

Authored independent research investigating international policies to integrate transportation and land use, with policy recommendations for Cape Town. Supported initiative to stimulate economic development in low-income townships of Cape Town. Evaluated community-based development institutions in Cape Town and issued report assessing viability of the Community Development Corporation model for South Africa. Funded by the US Information Agency. 9/96- 3/97

Transportation Planner, Public Involvement Specialist, Wilbur Smith Associates (Montpelier, VT)

Planner and public involvement coordinator for transportation planning and engineering firm. Responsible for coordinating Vermont transportation and land use projects, including: Chittenden County passenger rail; regional transportation and land use master plan; state bicycle and pedestrian plan. 1/95-4/96

Research Associate, National Wildlife Federation (Montpelier, VT)

Principal researcher and author of report investigating economic and environmental impacts from the export of raw logs in the Northern Forest region. 1/94-12/94

Science Fellow, Conservation Law Foundation (Montpelier, VT)

Recipient of Switzer Foundation Environmental Fellowship to work for environmental non-profit organization. Reviewed state and regional transportation plans in three New England states to assess compliance with U.S. law. Advocated for environmentally sound transportation and solid waste policies. Gubernatorial appointee to state Technical Advisory Committee on Solid Waste. Served as expert witness in Vermont Public Service Board review of incinerator permit. 10/91-6/93

Research Assistant, MIT Center For Technology, Policy & Industrial Development (Cambridge, MA)

Researcher on project to develop management plan for household hazardous waste for State of New Hampshire. 9/89-6/90

Legislative Aide To State Representative (Boston MA)

Chief of staff for State Representative John McDonough (D-Boston). Responsible for tracking and analyzing legislation and policy on environmental, housing, and health care issues. Coordinated legislative campaigns and community outreach. 2/87-6/89

Founder, Community Recycling Program (Boston, MA)

Established Boston's first recycling project through extensive community outreach and planning. Developed a model for city-wide recycling program. Led grass-roots effort and negotiated precedent-setting Boston Recycling Ordinance. Mayoral appointee to Citizen Advisory Committee overseeing development of city recycling program. 3/89-9/91

Manager of Electoral Campaign (Boston, MA)

Directed all aspects of $80,000 state senatorial race. Developed outreach strategy to contact 40,000 voters; managed staff of five, 200 volunteers, fund raising, press strategy, candidate schedule. 2/86-10/86


Author: Integrating Transport and Land Use: Lessons From the North and South, 1997. Working Paper, published by the Urban Problems Research Unit, University of Cape Town. Investigation of strategies for integrating transport with land use planning examining case studies from Curitiba, (Brazil) and Portland, Oregon (USA) with policy and program recommendations for Cape Town, South Africa.

Author: Community Development Corporations in South Africa: Toward a Sustainable Model for Partnership And Development. 1997. Evaluation of community development corporations as a model for South Africa with special focus on several community-based institutions in metropolitan Cape Town.

Co-author: Getting the Cut Out; Raw Log Exports in the Northern Forest Region, 1996. Report for the Northeast Natural Resource Center of the National Wildlife Federation, investigating the regional economic and environmental impacts from raw log exports.

Author: Linking Environmental Policy With Economic Development: A Case Study In Urban Recycling Masters Thesis, 1991. Evaluation of the impact which an urban recycling program has had upon community economic development in the Philadelphia area, particularly the impact upon low income areas.


American Planning Association, member
Vermont Planners Association, member
Vermont Public Interest Research Group, Board of Directors, 1998-2000
Vermont Scenery Preservation Council, member
Vermont Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, member


Waterbury Planning Commissioner, 2001-2004
Coach, Waterbury Youth Soccer, 1997-2004
Parent volunteer, Thatcher Brook Primary School, Waterbury, Vermont
Figure Skating Coach, Stowe, VT, 1992-2004


Switzer Foundation, Environmental Fellowship, 1990-91
Switzer Foundation, Environmental Leadership Grant, 1991-92
Flora Crockett Stephenson Writing Award, MIT, 1991z
Massachusetts Environmental Achievement Award, 1990
Boston Historic Neighborhoods Foundation, Neighborhood Activism Award, 1990
Boston Magazine, "Face To Watch", 1990
John Harvard Scholarship, Highest Academic Distinction, 1983, 1984
United States Figure Skating Association, Gold Medal, 1976


Ultimate Frisbee National Championships, 1989-90
International travel, outdoor adventuring, telemark skiing



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