Jim Holway, FAICP
Jim Holway's 32 year planning career has focused on shaping growth, sustaining cities, protecting natural resources, and empowering communities. He currently directs the Western Lands and Communities program for the Sonoran Institute and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Jim has also worked for a regional council of governments, a state regulatory agency, several universities, and nonprofit organizations in Arizona, Maryland, North Carolina, California and New York. In 2010 Jim was elected to represent Maricopa County, Arizona, on the Central Arizona Water Conservation District. Jim earned his PhD and master's degree in planning from the University of North Carolina.
Jim Holway is director of the Babbitt Center for Land and Water Policy at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. He has 35 years of experience on water and natural resources management. In November, 2016, Jim was re-elected to represent Maricopa County on the Board of the Central Arizona Water Conservation District and served as the board’s vice president in 2017-2018. Jim previously directed the Western Lands and Communities program for the Sonoran Institute and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Jim previously served as Assistant Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources where he directed the implementation of Arizona’s groundwater management programs. Jim has a Ph.D. in regional planning from the University of North Carolina and a BA in Political Science from Cornell University
EducationNC_Chapel Hill_Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Master of Regional Plannin
Graduation Date: May, 1990
Degree Level: PhD/J.D.
Job HistoryBabbitt Center for Land and Water Policy, Lincoln Instittue of Land Policy
March,2017 - Present