Christopher Delfs serves as the Citywide Planner for the DC Office of Planning (OP), and specializes in the areas of capital improvement planning, transportation planning and sustainable development. While at OP, Mr. Delfs has provided management services and technical counsel on major projects including the Public Education Master Facilities Plan (2013), Sustainable DC Plan (2013); Comprehensive Plan Progress Report (2013); Parks and Recreation Master Plan (on-going); and the Public Safety Master Facilities Plan (on-going). Prior to joining OP in February 2012, Mr. Delfs led the Strategic Planning branch for the DC Department of Transportation and was responsible for the creation of its Livable Streets program and early scoping of the Move DC Master Plan.
He holds his B.A. from Middlebury College in Vermont, and M.A.s from American University and the United Nations University for Peace. In recent years, Mr. Delfs has continued his professional development by earning certifications with the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED-Green Associate), and the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government (Collaborative Governance). He lives in Takoma Park with his two children, and one is currently in PK3.