Coleen Clementson has more than 20 years of experience in public sector land use and transportation planning in the San Diego region. She has extensive experience in public involvement through preparation and implementation of several large-scale long range planning and policy documents and smaller-scale neighborhood revitalization plans.
Currently, Ms. Clementson is Principal Regional Planner with the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) focusing on better connecting local land use plans with regional transportation investments. Her work includes oversight and implementation of the Regional Comprehensive Plan, the Blueprint plan for the San Diego region which is based upon smart growth and sustainable development principles. In this role she oversees a number of programs including the SANDAG Active Transportation Planning and the $280 million Smart Growth Incentive Program. Ms. Clementson lead efforts to complete the Sustainable Communities Strategy, in accordance with California's new climate change legislation, Senate Bill 375, for the SANDAG 2050 Regional Transportation Plan, adopted by the SANDAG Board of Directors in October 2011.