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Christina Ratcliffe, AICP, is now Plan­ning Manager for the City of Vallejo. Pre­viously, she was com­munity and economic develop­ment director for the City of Martinez. Before that, Ratcliffe was the princi­pal of her own consulting firm, community development director for the City of Benicia, senior plan­ner for the City of Orinda, planner for the City of Alameda, and a senior associate at PMC. She completed her master’s in city and regional planning at UC Berkeley and holds a BA in urban studies from San Francisco State University. She is on the steering committee of the Bay Area Planning Directors Association (BAPDA) and has served on the Northern Section Board. 

Dina Tasini is now Director of Community Development at the Town of Tiburon. Previous positions included community development director at the City of Dixon, planning manager at the City of Vallejo, and deputy director of planning and economic development at the City of Martinez. Before that, she was principal at Tasini and Associates, planning manager at Lennar Development Company, and deputy director for Base Reuse for the City of Alameda. Tasini holds a master of architecture and urban planning from UCLA and two bachelor’s degrees in urban studies and planning — from UC San Diego and the California Polytechnic University.