Jared Ficker

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Jared Ficker is a Subject matter expert on environmental policy and regulation, energy policy and regulation, technology, infrastructure, water, coastal development, land conservation, governmental affairs and coalition-building strategies, consulting for emerging businesses and markets, and land use entitlement and development strategies. He is one of the state’s best at bridging the gap between science, policy and politics. His clients benefit from his exceptionally high level of public policy expertise, government and public relations skill and strategic business advice. Prior to Axiom Advisors, Jared led California Strategies’ extensive environmental and energy practice since joining the firm in 2002. His strategies and client services led to Capitol Weekly identifying him as “one to watch” in public affairs, citing his work in developing the firm’s renewable energy portfolio. His expertise is deep, with a focus on issues affecting land use, environmental policy, renewable energy, climate change, alternative fuels, development, mitigation, water supply, water quality, and local, state and federal permitting. Jared previously served in both terms of the Clinton Administration at the Department of the Interior and National Park Service and received numerous recognitions and awards for his work on new wilderness designations and the creation of new national parks and monuments, endangered-species issues, historic preservation and conservation easements, and tax incentives legislation.

Jared completed coursework for a doctorate at the University of California, Davis and has a B.A. in both Political Science and Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was recognized as one of the Environmental Studies Program’s outstanding students. Jared lives in Santa Barbara with his wife and three children. He has offices in both Santa Barbara and Sacramento and works on projects throughout the State of California.