Patterson, Elizabeth

Author Description

Elizabeth Patterson is a member of the American Institute of Certfied Planners and has been a Planning Director for two San Francisco Bay Area towns. Ms. Patterson has been involved in several regional and local issues using conflict resolution to reach a consensus for planning and managing urban and natural resource assets. She was Executive Director of the Partnership for Regional Livability, a project for the White House Task Force on Livable Communities during the Clinton/Gore administration. Ms. Patterson is a founding member of the Sierra Madre Environmental Action Council and the founder of the 1000 Friends of Contra Costa. She lives in Benicia where she has served on task force committees, boards, and commissions and was elected to the City Council in 2003 and as Mayor in 2007 and reelected in 2011. Ms. Patterson is a state staff environmental scientist serving in that capacity at the California State Lands Commission where she was project lead for the development of the Delta Protection Commission as well as numerous Governor task force committees on flood plain management and Delta issues. Ms. Patterson has also worked before and within the State Senate. She is retired from the California State Department of Water Resources, and currently works part-time on land use and water supply benefits for the California Water Plan.

Authored Reports

Water & Land Use Assessment Tool: California Produces New Locally Adaptable Tool - Case Studies Track Impacts of Various Land Uses on Water & Stormwater