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.