Kristen Wilson is the Director of the Office of Grants Management. She oversees grant research and writing activities as well as finance and management of awarded grant projects across City departments.
Kristen personally manages many of the City's grant-funded transportation and waterfront development projects. She has taken a leadership role in the advancement and construction of the Kingston Greenline, and in the past has served as a member of the Complete Streets Advisory Council.
Previously, Kristen worked as a Senior Resource Educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County. In that role, she directed several public health-related grant projects and created Live Well Kingston, which is now a City Commission.
Kristen has a Masters from the Bard Center for Environmental Policy, and conducted research on watershed policy in Oaxaca, Mexico. Earlier, she worked as an environmental educator and Outward Bound instructor. Fluent in Spanish, she enjoys yoga, bicycling, gardening and downhill skiing.
Originally from Lake Placid, NY, Kristen is also a professional ski instructor.