Community Attributes Inc. Welcomes New Staff Members


SEATTLE (July 29, 2016) - Community Attributes Inc. (CAI), a regional leader in economic development, urban planning and data analysis, welcomes a new senior project manager and a new planning analyst.

Rachel Dickson has more than 20 years of experience as a project manager, including work with the leading technology companies in the region. Rachel is an expert at leading teams through complex projects to achieve the best outcomes for clients. As a senior project manager at CAI, she will focus on data systems and Internet development projects, and lead teams that span multiple disciplines.

Kristina Gallant is an urban planning professional with experience in housing and real estate economics. Her previous work served nonprofit agencies and municipalities, working with elected officials to address housing challenges.

"We're fortunate to add talented new staff who can help CAI grow into a role as a leader in economic development and advanced data systems, serving clients locally and worldwide,” said Chris Mefford, President and CEO of CAI. “Rachel's years of experience in project management and technical development adds leadership and depth to our practice areas. And Kristina's background in housing will expand our breadth of expertise and complement our foundational urban planning practice. Both Rachel and Kristina are passionate about improving our communities through research and technology, which aligns well with our values at Community Attributes."

About CAI

Founded in 2005, Community Attributes Inc. (CAI) provides research and analysis to increase awareness, inform decisions, and improve results for our clients and the communities they serve. We specialize in community and economic development, strategic planning and philanthropic and nonprofit advisory services. Our team of experts work with clients to produce analyses, reports and online interactive products that link disparate data and information to reveal opportunities for community development. We're passionate about telling data-rich stories about communities that are important to decision makers. For more information, visit