Municipalities looking to mitigate climate change risks and adapt to the effects of climate change have a powerful ally in Darin Neufeld. Throughout his career, spanning more than 16 years, Darin has gained extensive experience in environmental planning and project management. He has managed various complex initiatives, including climate action plans, safety elements, vulnerability assessments, coastal resilience master plans, general plan amendments, community plans, private development, and large-scale renewable energy projects.
Darin specializes in helping clients comply with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and building effective sustainability plans. Darin also provides staff support services for cities and counties to help navigate CEQA, sustainability, and planning processes.
Darin has served as lead reviewer and author on many legally defensible Environmental Impact Reports, one of which exceeded 33,000 pages. He also leads responses to public review comments on controversial projects facing opposition. Darin has extensive experience defending projects and works closely with City Attorney and County Counsel offices. Darin knows politics, community, and department needs and can help navigate through difficult situations.
The Association of Environmental Professionals has twice recognized Darin’s exceptional achievements with awards for best Environmental Impact Statement and Community Engagement.
The people that work for Harris are devoted to each other and our clients. We work well as a team, encourage each other, and strive to perfect our craft.
American Planning Association
Association of Environmental Professionals
Licenses + Certifications
AICP Certified Planner, American Institute of Certified Planners