Jae Hill is currently the community development director for the City of Sun Valley and has more than eight years of multidisciplinary planning experience across the Western United States, including water resource projects and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) permitting for interstate high-voltage transmission lines. He has a Masters in Business Administration from University of Nevada, Reno, and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Cal Poly; his 2011 environmental planning thesis focused on economic resiliency of mountain resort communities under pressure from climate change and a lack affordable housing. Jae is an AICP-certified planner with the American Planning Association (APA) and a certified floodplain manager (CFM) with the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM). He sits on the board of the Idaho State Chapter of the APA as well as the board of the Ketchum Urban Renewal Authority (KURA). Jae has published a novel, Plaguelands, that is set in a future ravaged by climate change.