Gail M. Ervin, Principal
Gail M. Ervin has over 25 years experience in environmental assessment and planning, facilitation, and public dispute resolution, specializing in redevelopment plan and project analysis, military base closures, housing projects, and hazardous waste due diligence investigations, with special expertise in downtown and neighborhood redevelopment. Prior to establishing ECG (previously Gail Ervin Consulting (GEC)), Ms. Ervin was the Environmental Coordinator for the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency from 1988 to 1994. Ms.Ervin has managed and/or prepared the environmental review for dozens of redevelopment plan adoptions, amendments, SB211 amendments, Disposition and Development Agreements and Owner Participation Agreements, and HUD projects throughout Northern California.
Ms. Ervin has a B.A. in Social Ecology, a M.A. in Environmental Planning, and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Human Sciences (Organizational & Social Transformation - Peace and Conflict Resolution). She trained in public dispute resolution under Susan Sherry at the California Center for Public Dispute Resolution (now the Center for Collaborative Research).
Ms. Ervin is also actively involved in regional, national, and international civic activities, focusing on community collaboration and conflict resolution capacity building. She has been appointed to numerous community posts, such as the Sacramento County Project Planning Commission, and she is the immediate past U.S. representative to the World Mediation Forum and currently serves on the Valley Vision Leadership Council. This professional experience uniquely complemented by her active civic involvement provides a thorough understanding of project analysis, public dispute resolution, public policy development, project management, public outreach, and development review from all perspectives.