City of Berkeley
Community Development Project Coordinator
Kieron Slaughter is a city planner and urbanist currently employed as a Community Development Project Coordinator in the Office of Economic Development for the City of Berkeley. Kieron manages the City’s Revolving Loan Fund program and is the staff secretary to the Loan Administration Board. Prior to joining the city, Kieron was named as 1 of 10 Urban Fellows with the National Park Service tasked with implementing the ambitious NPS Urban Agenda. Kieron’s signature project, the Richmond Wellness Trail Vision Plan was unanimously adopted by the City of Richmond and recently received over $3mm in grant funding from the State of California. As a City Planner, Kieron managed numerous projects including Richmond’s first Parks Master Plan, Bicycle Master Plan, Pedestrian Plan as well as a 60 unit waterfront development named Waterline. Kieron completed internships at Urban Habitat studying urban creek restoration and at TransForm studying transit-oriented development. He’s currently a board member for the Dr. Huey P. Newton Foundation, an Advisory Board Member for Groundwork Richmond, and he served on the board of the Hayward Area Planning Association (HAPA). Kieron has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Contra Costa College where he taught Physical Geography. Kieron earned his master’s degree in Geography with an emphasis in Urban Planning at California State University East Bay and his Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Humboldt State University where he was a collegiate athlete.