is the environmental coordinator and an assistant emergency manager with the city of Ann Arbor Systems Planning Unit
. The environmental coordinator makes recommendations to the city administrator, mayor, and city council on a broad range of environmental issues and staffs the city's environmental commission. His recent projects include collaborating with the city's energy programs manager on the development of state legislation enabling Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs and developing the city's Huron River and Impoundment Management Plan.
Matthew has 20 years of private and public sector environmental, emergency management, and transportation consulting experience and four years of academic and industry molecular biology research experience. He holds master's degrees in biology and public policy from the University of Michigan and an undergraduate degree from Boston College.
In the fall of 2006, Matthew taught UP502 – "Environmental Planning" at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. He has been on the board of directors for the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, the Alumni Association of University of Michigan, the University of Detroit High School, and the Ypsilanti Otters Swim Club. He lives in Ann Arbor with his wife and two children.Jamie Kidwell
is the sustainability associate for the city of Ann Arbor. Jamie has worked for the city since 2010. As the sustainability associate, Jamie works closely with Environmental Coordinator Matt Naud and Planning Manager Wendy Rampson on Ann Arbor's sustainability framework project. The aim of this project is to review Ann Arbor's current city plans and create an overarching framework that integrates city planning efforts.
Jamie also helps coordinate Michigan Green Communities
, a network of local government and university staff working to further sustainability initiatives at the local, regional, and state level.
Jamie is a recent graduate of the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan. She holds a master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning with a focus in transportation planning, and a bachelor's degree in sociology from Brown University.