Kate has a demonstrated history of working in the real estate development industry. For more than 20 years, she has dedicated herself to gaining and employing legal and practical skills to guide the responsible development of brownfields and greenfields, while simultaneously striving to conserve and integrate natural environments and local character. Kate’s work experience ranges from being a deputy city attorney for a growing Bay Area city, to serving as outside counsel for various cities, counties, and small utility districts regarding various legal matters, as well as Land Use Counsel for Richland Communities – all with a focus on CEQA guidance and litigation, regulatory permitting and land use compliance, and various other entitlement matters. Kate was selected as a “California Super Lawyer” in the field of Land Use and Zoning Law by Thomson Reuters, Inc. for multiple years while in private practice.
Kate served as a Member of the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board for seven years, and has served on the Sacramento Valley Board of Trustees since 2005. She was recently appointed to sit on the Placer Conservation Authority Advisory Committee to assist in implementing the Placer County Conservation Program.