Jeffery Broadhead

Executive Director

Office: 401-792-9900

Jeff brings a wealth of multi-jurisdictional public, private, and nonprofit sector experience to the position of Executive Director of the Washington County Regional Planning Council. With a BA in Economic Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of Washington and an Executive MBA from the University of Rhode Island, Jeff has developed excellent communication, analytical, and creative skills.

Jeff’s career spans both coasts, including two environmental and socio-economic consulting firms in Washington State where he authored numerous Environmental Impact Statements for projects as diverse as an urban mixed-use project, a landfill, numerous residential subdivisions, and a Pacific Ocean floor mining operation. While on the west coast he also worked for the City of Kent’s Planning Department and Seattle’s Department of Community Development. His duties included multi-governmental relations as well as interdepartmental coordination.

Moving home to the east coast, Jeff served as New Haven’s Director of Downtown and Harbor Development. He has consulted for major firms in RI and CT, and ran his own independent firm for almost ten years. In addition, he served as Executive Director for two nonprofit organizations, prior to WCRPC. Jeff lives along the coast of Narragansett with his wife, his son, and their dog.