J.J. Folsom provides a wide range of high-level planning and support to Community Builders projects and programs. He brings over 25 years of experience managing and leading planning projects for neighborhoods, downtowns, and corridors. He leads both traditional and targeted community outreach processes, which often include facilitating one-on-one stakeholder interviews, resident focus groups, and discussions with elected officials to name a few. Prior to joining Community Builders, J.J. has worked in some of Colorado’s most respected urban design, economic development, and transportation planning consulting firms, including P.U.M.A., Civitas, MIG, and Charlier Associates.
J.J. lives in Denver, Colorado, with his partner Val, children Jacqueline and Leah, and dog Pippa. In his spare time, he is an avid road and mountain cyclist and has ridden several routes of the Tour de France though France and Spain. On most weekends you may seem him riding his bike around the Denver metro foothills or somewhere in the Colorado Rockies. He is a certified planner with a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Arizona and a master’s in Urban & Regional Planning from the University of Colorado Denver.