About BluePoint Planning
Our name, "BluePoint" means doing blue-sky thinking and then focusing on what is most important. We specialize in complex, inclusive, multi-stakeholder planning processes, providing facilitative leadership, developing strategic communications, and supporting our clients to reach their goals.
Climate change is the greatest threat and challenge of our lifetimes. BluePoint Planning is dedicated to working with local, regional, and state governments, and organizations to advocate for innovative solutions, embed equity, provide holistic thinking, and partner to better achieve effective climate action.
BluePoint Planning was founded by Mindy Craig in 2011. We are based in Berkeley, California, and are a certified California small, women-owned business and a certified Alameda County Small, Local Business.
Serious about fighting for change!
Mindy is the owner of BluePoint Planning, founder of the RAPID Climate Action Network, and Board President of ReScape California. Mindy is a dedicated and passionate professional interested and experienced in finding strategic solutions to the most pressing and challenging issues we face as society. Over the last 25 years, she has built a wide portfolio of expertise in policy and strategic planning, facilitation, outreach and communications services to government organizations throughout California and the United States focused on climate, resilience and community livability. She is a frequent speaker and presenter at conferences nationally. Mindy provides technical planning capabilities with extensive community and stakeholder engagement and communication skills.
Bianca works on a range of initiatives at BluePoint including regional and state energy planning and equitable community outreach and engagement for planning efforts. Bianca co-authored the Multifamily Zero Carbon Action Plan for the CPUC to guide the development of new multifamily construction in the State, and is also working to develop an Infrastructure Strategy and Action Plan for new sustainable development in Moffett Park in Sunnyvale. She also supports outreach engagement for the City of Santa Cruz Climate Action Plan. Bianca enjoys thinking about how large-scale energy systems and policy work can promote equity, climate resilience, and emissions reductions, and is grateful to be able to work towards those changes at BluePoint.
Lauren is a landscape architect and planner, and a visionary and strategic capacity builder and impact driver who has worked across the United States involving communities in planning and design for parks, recreation, trails and public lands for more than 20 years. She is an intuitive process designer who creates participatory experiences that engage stakeholders and community members with an inclusive approach to planning and design.
Hayley has enjoyed using her experience working with local government in her role as Project Associate. At BluePoint, Hayley assists in outreach and communications, plan development, and more. Previously, Hayley has worked in the Michigan Legislature, as an AmeriCorps CivicSpark fellow at the Alameda County Water District, and for a political consulting firm that worked on public funding measures. She is passionate about using the power of local and regional governments to advance climate resilience and equity. In her free time, she enjoys exploring California's many parks, training for various endurance races, and making jewelry.
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.
Brittany is the Office Manager at BluePoint Planning. Supporting the firm with logistics, administration, scheduling and overall support. Helping with general project, meeting and workshop logistics. Brittany is excited to bring her 15 plus years of managerial experience to BluePoint. In her free time, you can find her cooking, reading and enjoying the great outdoors.
Frisco, Office Dog
Frisco is the office pup and chief morale booster. He spends his time checking in with the team and visitors. Open for walking meetings
BluePoint is continuing to grow and is looking for a Senior Associate or Project Manager-level person, who has 3-6 years of experience. Ideally, this experience is in Parks and Recreation or Climate and Sustainability work.
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with like-minded people.