Kyle Kessler
policy & research director

Who He Is: I’m a licensed architect and a leader in organizations that combine arts, culture, and history with community development. As the Policy & Research Director at CCI, I work to gather and share information on government processes and propose better solutions for the ones that aren’t work. I believe in community meetings – formal and informal. I try to explain really difficult, complex things simply but also why seemingly simple things are actually quite complex and challenging. When I’m not at the office, I can be found at City Hall, the library, or chilling with my cat.

Community Is: a nine-letter word

Favorite Dinosaur: Dino from The Flintstones - the snorkasaurus (which is no longer a dinosaur, just like Pluto is no longer a planet, which is disruptive to my childhood and everything I ever learned in school).