Harriet Tregoning, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office of Community Planning and Development
Harriet Tregoning leads the Office of Community Planning and Development at the
US Department of Housing and Urban Development. She recently led HUD's Office
of Economic Resilience, helping regions, cities, counties and towns across the
country build a strong foundation for a diverse and prosperous economy based on
enhancing community quality of place, economic opportunity, fiscal stability,
transportation choice, and affordability.
She was previously Director of the District of Columbia Office of Planning, where
she worked to make DC a walkable, bikeable, eminently livable, globally
competitive and thriving city. Her priorities included re-writing the city's zoning code
for the first time in 50 years, planning the revitalization of National Historic
Landmark St. Elizabeth's Hospital campus as part of the consolidation of the
Department of Homeland Security's Headquarters, and collaborating with her
transportation colleagues to bring the nation's (then) largest bike-sharing program
to DC in 2010. Prior to this she was the director of the Governors' Institute on
Community Design and co-founded with former Maryland Governor Glendening.
She served Governor Glendening as Secretary of Planning. Prior to her tenure in
Maryland state government, Tregoning was the director of Development,
Community and Environment at the United States Environmental Protection
Agency. Tregoning's academic training is in engineering and public policy. She was
a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design for 2003-2004.