Benjamin Harrington

Community development director for the city of Saline, Michigan

Ben is currently the Community Development Director for the City of Saline, MI where he guides the city’s housing, planning, zoning, and economic development policies/initiatives. He holds a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Minnesota and has received his American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) credential. Ben also has a background in research, working on multiple projects throughout his academic career, and he previously worked as a researcher for the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank’s Center For Indian Country Development. He has lived almost the entirety of his life in the Midwest of the United States and has a particular passion for building capacity in local governments, shaping local economies, and improving the quality of life of the people he serves.

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