Donald L. Elliott is Vice President of Clarion Associates of Colorado, LLC, a land use consulting firm with offices in Denver, Chapel Hill, Chicago, Cincinnati, and Philadelphia. His practice focuses on land planning and zoning, and international land and urban development issues. Prior to joining Clarion, Mr. Elliott was Project Director for the Denver Planning and Community Development Office and was responsible for the Gateway Project and the Downtown Zoning Projects. He has also advised numerous local governments in Russia on land use issue and has served as the Democracy and Governance Advisor to the United States Agency for International Development in Uganda for two years. He began his career with the Denver law firm of Davis, Graham & Stubbs, where he practiced real estate law for four years.

Mr. Elliott has a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning and Policy Analysis from Yale University, a law degree from Harvard Law School, and a Masters degree in City and Regional Planning from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He is a past national Chairman of the Planning and Law Division of the American Planning Association, a past president of the Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Association, a past member of the Amicus Curiae Committee and the National Policy Committee of the American Planning Association, a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, and a member of the American, Colorado, and Denver Bar Associations.