2016 Welcome Breakfast Keynote Speaker: Harriet Tregoning

Posted May 21, 2016 at 6:44 PM

Harriet Tregoning is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Community Planning and Development. She currently leads the Office of Community Planning and Development at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development. Ms. Tregoning recently led HUD's Office of Economic Resilience, helping regions, cities, counties and towns across the country build a strong foundation for a diverse and prosperous economy based on enhancing community quality of place, economic opportunity, fiscal stability, transportation choice, and affordability.

Prior to her current position, Ms. Tregoning was the Director of the District of Columbia Office of Planning, where she worked to makeWashington, DC a walkable, bikeable, eminently livable, globally competitive and thriving city. Her priorities included re-writing the city's zoning code for the first time in 50 years, planning the revitalization of National Historic Landmark St. Elizabeth's Hospital campus as part of the consolidation of the Department of Homeland Security's Headquarters, and collaborating with her transportation colleagues to bring the nation's (then) largest bike-sharing program to DC in 2010.

Prior to this she was the director of the Governors' Institute on Community Design and co-founded with former Maryland Governor Glendening. She served Governor Glendening as Secretary of Planning. Prior to her tenure in Maryland state government, Ms. Tregoning was the director of Development, Community and Environment at the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Ms. Tregoning's academic training is in engineering and public policy.

Ms. Tregoning was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design for 2003-2004.