Jerry Boese has over 25 years of experience facilitating policy dialogues, mediating disputes, and building stakeholder consensus in support of environmental policy development and implementation on a broad range of water, energy, climate, and waste-related issues. Mr. Boese began his career working for the State of Washington on issues such as water allocation, water quality, hydroelectric licensing, regional energy planning, and hazardous waste facility siting. Since joining Ross Strategic in 1991, Mr. Boese has specialized in support and facilitation of complex intergovernmental policy issues, researching and providing information to support successful dialogue on technical, regulatory, and policy issues. His work includes a long-standing project to assist states understand and work with the federal government on the cleanup of the nation’s radioactive waste.
Jerry received a bachelor’s degree from Yale in combined sciences (biology & economics) at a time when scientists were more concerned about global cooling than warming. Subsequently he received a Master of Public Administration degree from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government just shortly after government was declared to be ‘the problem’ by the President of the United States.
In his free time, Jerry tries to figure out how to reach consensus with Ubie, his Standard Schnauzer, about which park to visit next.