Gerald A. Emison, FAICP

Jerry Emison was an architect of planning in the 1990 Clean Air Act. He directed land use planning to protect the spotted owl as well as clean-up the Hanford site. Jerry led federal planning for Puget Sound’s salmon. Through a national task force he redefined EPA-state relationships. Jerry led the report that brought comparative risk to environmental planning. Since 2006 he has published three books on environmental results and received three university teaching awards. Jerry has merged professional and civic life as commissioner for cities in three states, tackling issues such as growth control, adequate public facilities and town-gown ties. Inducted in 2014.