Principal Consultant - Community Engagement
Chris Cannon is a principal consultant at UrbanTrans and has 14 years of community involvement and engagement experience. His background is broad and includes programming and projects in community and economic development from planning to project implementation. Since joining UrbanTrans in 2021, Chris has taken the lead on community engagement for variety of projects including: stakeholder group development for various levels of project management and implementation, comprehensive stakeholder and public involvement plan development and implementation for multiple transportation studies, and strategic planning and facilitation services for both government and NGOs. Prior to joining UrbanTrans, Chris worked across all levels of government, most recently as the Director of Economic Development for the City of Johns Creek, Georgia. He spent many years building coalitions and partnerships to facilitate the economic restructuring of Southwest Virginia. And prior to that, he worked across both rural and urban areas of the State of Georgia facilitating economic and community improvement programs through the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
Cannon is a graduate of Shorter College in Rome, Georgia, with a degree in Media Studies and Art. Outside of work, you’ll find him hiking the backcountry trails across the South or working on clay projects in the pottery studio.