The Planners

Tom Berry, MCRP, CFM

Mr. Berry has over 14 years of public city and county planning experience. For 12 years he worked for Dakota County, Minnesota one of the suburban counties comprised of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. Mr. Berry has experience as zoning administrator, floodplain manager (CFM), project manager, and grant writer/manager for over $2.5M in grants. Mr. Berry has authored county ordinances, comprehensive plan chapters, master plans, grant applications, RFPs/RFQs and community surveys. Mr. Berry has project managed the County's Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, a 5-year FEMA County-wide Floodplain Restudy and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) mandates for a County-owned hydro-electric dam including a Probably Maximum Flood Study and dozens of private consultant contracts.Through his experience as a public employee, Mr. Berry understands the public trust and is keenly aware of the need to adhere to scope, schedule and budget. Mr. Berry holds a Master's degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Arts in Geography-Land Use from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.