Kristen WilsonGrants Manager,
City of Kingston
Chair, Travel Well

Kristen Wilson is the Grants Manager for the City of Kingston in the Office of Economic and Community Development.  She seeks and manages funds for a range of city projects in the areas of transportation, water infrastructure, the environment, housing, fire safety, community development, and public health.  Many of her management activities are focused on several grant-funded transportation projects on the Kingston Greenline, a network of rail trails, complete streets, and linear parks in Kingston.  Previously, Kristen worked as a Senior Resource Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County.  In that role, she directed several public health-related grant projects and guided the Live Well Kingston Coalition, which is now a City Commission, into existence.  She also facilitated the Healthy Ulster Council in collaboration with the Ulster County Department of Health.  She currently provides support to Kingston’s Complete Streets Advisory Council, the Live Well Kingston Commission, and Bike Friendly Kingston, and she formerly served as a Board Director for the Kingston Land Trust.  Kristen has a Masters from the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, for which she conducted research on watershed policy in Oaxaca, Mexico. Earlier, she worked as an environmental educator and Outward Bound instructor. She is fluent in Spanish, and she enjoys living in Kingston, NY with her husband and 5-year old daughter where you’ll find her riding her bike, on a yoga mat, or eating scrumptious local food in her free time.

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