Chuck Marohn

Chuck Marohn, PE, AICP, is the President and Co-Founder of the non-profit, Strong Towns. He will lead the Strong Towns Workshop on 21st Century Transportation on Friday, Oct. 10 at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, and present the opening address at the Tools for Tomorrow program on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Wort Hotel.

The Strong Towns Workshop is by invitation only.

Tickets for the two-day Tools for Tomorrow program are $150 and available here.

Chuck’s background as an engineer and planner working as a consultant for dozens of cities and towns across Minnesota gives him an intimate understanding of how land use and infrastructure projects get designed, funded and built. This unique insight across traditional silos is what led him to start Strong Towns in the wake of the national financial crisis that left so many local governments reeling from the sudden halt in development. A nationally sought after speaker, Chuck has given over 200 presentations to public officials, staff professionals and local citizens in the last five years to help them find a new pathway forward.

Chuck is the author of Thoughts on Building Strong Towns (Volume 1), and the upcoming book Money Hall due out in early 2015. He is also the primary author of the Strong Towns Blog and the host of the Strong Towns Podcast and See it Differently TV. He holds professional engineering and planning degrees from the University of Minnesota.

Chuck and his wife live with their two daughters and two Samoyeds just north of Baxter, Minnesota.

About Strong Towns: Strong Towns is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that helps America’s towns achieve financial strength and resiliency. They travel the nation to promote a complete understanding of the costs that are associa­ted with our communities’ methods of growth, and they advocate to address those costs via productive changes in our pattern of development.


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