Jim Erkel, Land Use & Transportation Director
Jim joined MCEA in 1998 and helped establish and now directs the Land Use and Transportation Program.
Before coming to MCEA, he served as the Director of Land Protection for the Minnesota Chapter of The Nature Conservancy. Prior to that, he was a senior attorney practicing energy and environmental law for a natural-resource-based corporation in Los Angeles, California. Jim's professional affiliations include the American Bar Association, the Minnesota State Bar Association, the Urban Land Institute, and the American Planning Association. He also helped to establish and served on the Boards of Directors of the Minnesota Land Trust and Envision Minnesota and served on the Board of Directors of the Land Stewardship Project.
Jim earned his J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and his B.A. from UCLA.
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