Much of Chris’ work focuses on the economic and fiscal impact of development policies on localities and regions. As Director, Chris works to develop tailored workshop agendas, conduct research, assemble and brief expert teams, and write recommendation reports with the GICD Team. Prior to joining the Governors’ Institute, for two decades Chris was heavily involved in planning, development, and transportation policy in Arlington County, VA and the greater Washington, DC region. This included work as a neighborhood and civic leader, as a planning commissioner, 18 years as a member of the Arlington County Board, and 13 years on the Board of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, as well as other regional transportation agencies. Prior to his service as an elected official, Mr. Zimmerman was Chief Economist at the National Conference of State Legislatures. Christopher Zimmerman can be reached at czimmerman [at] govinstitute [dot] org.
As Program Manager for the Governors’ Institute, Jeri oversees the day-to-day operations of the program. Jeri serves as the main contact for governors’ staff to coordinate the Institute’s technical assistance and provide the operational and technical support for the team. Jeri graduated from the College of Charleston with degrees in Urban Studies and Historic Preservation & Community Planning. Jeri can be reached at jmintzer [at] govinstitute [dot] org.