strategies for good!
BluePoint works with local governments, federal and state agencies, non-profits, and industry to develop strategies, policies, and programs to meet aggressive climate change goals and build community resilience.
BluePoint offers extensive planning services for parks, recreation, and open space clients. We develop system master plans, strategic plans, and feasibility studies, including revenue, operations, and maintenance analysis for recreation facilities, operations and programs.
BluePoint offers educational master planning, facilities visioning and strategy, college engagement, and support to Community Colleges and Higher Education institutions. We work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and administration stakeholders.
Zero Net Energy
& Zero Carbon Districts
BluePoint is spearheading an effort to develop community and district-scale solutions for greenhouse gas reductions, water conservation, and alternative transportation.
We focus on planning for change by helping clients and stakeholders establish a clear vision, actionable goals, and focused priorities, backed by solid data and technical planning. Successful implementation is our aim.
Market & Demographic Analysis
Feasibility Analysis & Studies
We provide expert facilitation and process design capabilities to ensure that complex projects and initiatives are viable and establish buy in and broad support.
Facilitation & Meeting Design
Retreats, Development & Training
We work closely with clients to understand their goals, audience, and needs in order to develop successful and targeted communication and education programs. We excel in translating technical information into easily understood materials.
Project & Organization
About BluePoint Planning
BluePoint assists public agencies, local governments, organizations, and nonprofits to better achieve their vision and mission through comprehensive strategic and policy planning services grounded in financial feasibility and market realities. We specialize in complex, multi-stakeholder planning processes, providing facilitative leadership to reach our clients' goals.
BluePoint Planning was founded by Mindy Craig in 2011. BluePoint Planning is based in Oakland, California and is a certified California small, women-owned business.
Mindy Craig is the owner of BluePoint Planning and has over 25 years of experience working with government agencies, non-profits, and other organizations. Mindy provides policy and strategic planning, facilitation, communications, and feasibility consulting services throughout California and the United States. She is a frequent speaker at conferences.
Mindy partners with a wide range of firms and professionals, providing technical planning capabilities with extensive community and stakeholder engagement skills. Mindy is dedicated to working on projects that she cares about and that she believes will result in a better community and environment.
Mindy is the Board President of ReScape California and founder of the RAPID Climate Action Network.
Bianca is excited to bring her background in local government climate policy to BluePoint, supporting a range of projects. As a former CivicSpark Fellow at the City of Albany, CA, Bianca did community engagement to promote electrification throughout the City, worked to develop the City's Sustainable Procurement Policy, and outlined their Electric Mobility Plan. She is also passionate about climate organizing, and has worked to lobby for progressive climate legislation in her home state of Massachusetts. She is passionate about creating resilient and equitable communities and looks forward to doing this with BluePoint. In her free time, you can find her sewing her own clothes and getting overly excited about all the fresh fruit that the Bay Area has to offer.
Kris provides a range of support services for BluePoint’s clients, including managing stakeholder engagement processes and logistics, retreat management, and notetaking. Kris's projects range from the EPA's Building Resilience Toolkit outreach and the City of Monterey’s Parks and Recreation Plan to managing the CPUC Energy Upgrade California Working Group and the Zero Net Energy Residential Action Plan stakeholder efforts.
This support includes managing and providing notes for monthly meetings, logistics of meeting arrangements, document review, data management of mailing lists and committee groups.
Anna is a full-time student at the University of California, Berkeley, studying Environmental Economics and Policy. She is an intern with BluePoint, working on a range of projects and special initiatives, including the RAPID Climate Action Network. In addition, Anna volunteers as a project manager at the non-profit organization, Atutu, for a project that tackles the pressing issue of inadequate plastic waste management in Southeast Asia. While studying at UC Berkeley, Anna has taken part in a number of extra-curricular activities, including Division 1 Rowing and BERC-U (a community of undergraduates and alumni interested in energy efficiency solutions and innovation). In her free time, you’ll find her running through the streets of Berkeley, hiking the infamous fire trails, and concocting creative vegetarian recipes!
Yeymi Rivas Reyes
Yeymi is a project and marketing associate for BluePoint providing community engagement, communications, social media, and policy support for our projects. Yeymi is a former CivicSpark Climate Fellow who worked for the City of Berkeley’s Planning Department- Office of Energy & Sustainable Development. While at Berkeley, Yeymi managed monthly Electric Vehicles 101 workshops throughout the East Bay; translated and presented first Spanish-language Electric Vehicle 101 workshop; hosted informational tables at community events on sustainability topics; and interviewed community stakeholders on transportation needs for the 2020 Berkeley Electric Mobility Roadmap.
Yeymi is a founding member of EV Gals, a new electric vehicle strategy coalition engaged in promoting clean transportation around the Bay.
Frisco the Dog
Walking meetings only
Frisco is lead morale booster and playtime leader. He is passionate about squirrels, balls and walks.