As a research professional in the Planning and Environmental Services unit, Katie Hill helps governmental clients at the local, state and national level develop solutions to environmental challenges and take advantage of opportunities. An attorney who joined the Institute of Government in 2020, Katie works on projects concerning environmental policy analysis and development, natural resource planning, climate resilience, land use, wastewater infrastructure and land conservation. Prior to joining the Institute, Katie was a legal associate at the University of Georgia River Basin Center, where she worked on a wide range of environmental policy and planning projects and authored guidebooks on local wetlands protection, coastal wastewater management and ad valorem taxation of conservation easement properties. Katie is a member of the 2018 class of the Georgia Institute for Environmental Leadership and is a former member-at-Large for the Environmental Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia.
J.D., University of Georgia School of Law; B.S., University of Florida
Areas of Expertise: environmental law and policy; land conservation; wastewater infrastructure planning and policy; stream and wetlands protection programs; green infrastructure and low impact development; resilience planning; local, state, and regional planning; grant writing; project management