Parke Troutman, Planning and Policy Development Specialist, County of San Diego HHSA

Parke Troutman works in San Diego County’s Chronic Disease and Health Equity unit. Previously, he helped the City of San Diego pass its community garden and urban agriculture ordinances and worked at the San Diego Hunger Coalition on state and federal legislation, including helping to found Californians for SSI.  He received his PhD from the University of California, San Diego in 2004 for research on San Diego land use politics (which was published in 2015 as Gone Awry: The Smart Growth Quest to Stop Urban Sprawl).