Christine Grimando

Planning & Urban Development Department
Title: Department Director
Phone: 207-874-8608

Christine Grimando, AICP, joined the Planning & Urban Development Department in 2014 as a Senior Planner and became City Planning Director in 2019. She has managed an array of policy initiatives, large scale development review projects, and the creation of Portland’s new Comprehensive Plan. Prior to joining the department she served as a planner in Maine, Massachusetts and New York. She’s a past recipient of an Urban and Regional Policy Fellowship from the German Marshall Fund to study urban sustainability initiatives in the UK and Italy. She holds a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University.   

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