Community and Conservation Solutions, LLC is a consulting firm located in Gainesville, Florida. Our primary clients are non-profits, governmental entities, charitable foundations and businesses.
We assist in community participation processes, strategic planning, passing bond and sales tax referenda for parks, land conservation and infrastructure, fundraising, public speaking, grant-writing and other services as needed.
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About Pegeen Hanrahan, P.E.
Pegeen Hanrahan is a registered Professional Engineer and Principal of Community and Conservation Solutions, LLC. A native and lifelong resident, she served Gainesville, Florida as its Mayor from 2004-2010, and as a City Commissioner from 1996-2002, leaving office both times as a result of term limits.
Pegeen has over twenty years of experience in environmental remediation, public participation, grant writing, land conservation, and local government finance. For nearly seven years, one of her primary clients has been the Trust for Public Land’s Conservation Finance Program. In this capacity, she helps other local governments develop and fund land conservation and recreational programs in Florida. With TPL, Ms. Hanrahan has worked on successful bond or sales tax initiatives for the Town of Davie (2005), Martin County (2006), North Bay Village, St. Augustine Beach, Flagler County, Alachua County, Hillsborough County (2008) and Ormond Beach (2010). With the support of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the CLEAN Coalition, she has assisted communities considering adoption of feed-in-tariffs, as Gainesville is the first city in the U.S. to implement a solar FIT, also known as a CLEAN (Clean Local Energy Accessible Now) Program. She also serves private for-profit clients with needs related to renewable energy, land conservation, strategic planning and community participation.
Pegeen has authored and managed successful grants to the Florida Communities Trust, the USEPA Environmental Justice Program, the USEPA Sustainable Communities Program, the USEPA Brownfields Program and numerous private foundations including the Beldon Fund, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Elizabeth-Ordway Dunn Foundation. She served as an Engineer and Hazardous Materials Program Manager for the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department for over five years, served as Senior Vice President of Terra-Com Environmental Consulting for five years, and as Executive Director of Alachua Conservation Trust, one of Florida’s most accomplished land trusts, for three years. She has been the Engineer of Record on numerous remediation projects to remove hazardous contaminants from soil and groundwater, and has completed work in the fields of landfill design, stormwater management, hazardous waste management, climate change, sustainability, and energy conservation. She has managed or consulted to four different environmental non-profit agencies in Florida, and has completed projects for over thirty different cities, counties, water management districts, state agencies and private clients.
Ms. Hanrahan has served as President of the Florida League of Mayors, Chair of the Alachua County Library District, and serves on the boards of Florida State University’s LeRoy Collins Institute, the University of Florida’s Reubin O’D. Askew Institute, the Mayors’ Innovation Project, ICLEI-USA: Local Governments for Sustainability, The Children’s Movement of Florida, and Alachua Conservation Trust. Mayor Hanrahan was appointed by Governor Charlie Crist to serve on Florida’s 2010 Census Complete Count Committee. She has received numerous honors, including being named a “Woman Who Makes a Difference” by the Gateway Girl Scout Council, a “Woman of Distinction” by Santa Fe College, a “Voice for Equality” by Equality Florida, and three times being named “The Female Democratic Elected Official of the Year” by the Alachua County Democratic Executive Committee. She holds Master’s (1992) and Bachelor’s (1989) degrees from the University of Florida in Environmental Engineering, and a B.A. in Sociology (1989), also from U.F. Pegeen is married to Tony Malone, a Professional Engineer in the field of civil infrastructure with CH2MHill. Together they are the delighted parents of Evyleen Mary, 6, Quinn Joseph, 5, and Tess Lucille, 18 months.