Susan Weaver Joins Solimar

Susan Weaver Joins Solimar

Solimar Research Group

Solimar Research Group Inc. has announced that economist and urban planner Susan Weaver has joined the staff as Research Associate. Weaver will work with Solimar's president, William Fulton, and Dr. Chris Williamson, Senior Research Associate, in planning and executing the firm's national policy analysis practice.

Based in Ventura, Solimar is one of the nation's pre-eminent "think tanks" on issues associated with land use and metropolitan growth. Weaver joins the firm with lengthy experience in local government policy analysis and planning practice. She formerly served as President and Executive Director of the Kern Transportation Foundation in Bakersfield, California, and as an assistant to Kern County Supervisor Pauline Larwood.

More recently she has worked as a consulting planner and economist throughout California. She holds a Masters in Planning and an M.A. in Economics, both from the University of Southern California and is a former member of the Bakersfield City Planning Commission.

"Susan is an outstanding policy analyst with a wide range of skills," Fulton said in announcing Weaver's appointment. "She has an unusual blend of practice experience, research skill, and political savvy, which matches Solimar's orientation well. We are looking forward to working with her to strengthen and expand our research program -- nationally, within California, and locally in Ventura County."

Solimar Research Group was founded in late 1999 by a group of land-use researchers dedicated to using research and policy analysis to illuminate the growing debate about land-use policy in our nation. The organization is headquartered in historic downtown Ventura, California, located sixty miles northwest of Los Angeles and thirty miles southeast of Santa Barbara. Much of the firm's work revolves around the conflicts among urban, environmental, recreational, and agricultural land uses in California and the West. However, Solimar has several affiliated researchers located on the East Coast and has done considerable work in other parts of the country as well.

Related Link: Solimar Research Group

For more information contact:

Bill Fulton
Solimar Research Group
973 E. Main St.
CA 93001

Phone: 805 643-7700
Fax: 805 643-7782
Email: [email protected]

Posted December 21, 2001

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