Hullinger Resume

Speaker Introduction


Craig Hullinger is a Partner in the City Planning and Economic Development consulting firm of Ruyle Hullinger and Associates. He has over thirty five years of experience in city planning and economic development.

Hullinger holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Planning. He is a Vietnam Veteran and a retired Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve. He is married to Beth Ruyle and the father of Leigh Ann and Bret.



Short Resume

CRAIG HARLAN HULLINGER

POSITION: Partner Ruyle Hullinger and Associates
ADDRESS: 5057 Creekside Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243
TELEPHONE: 309 634 5557   H 941 359 3627

MARITAL STATUS: Married to Beth Ruyle / two grown children
EDUCATIONAL M.A. Environmental Science, Governors State University
BACK­GROUND: B.A. Public Administration, Governors State University
Post Graduate University of Illinois Chicago, NIU

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Over thirty five years of city management, planning and economic development experience. Provided consulting services to governments, land developers, and attorneys. Emphasis on municipalities and counties. Developed numerous plans, annexation agreements, economic development studies, transportation plans, housing studies, environmental studies, strategic plans, and zoning and subdivision ordinances. Designed numerous developments. Served as an expert witness numerous times.

Led the development of fourteen comprehensive plans, and seven major zoning ordinance amendments. Reviewed over three hundred proposed land developments. Developed numerous open space plans and community improvement plans.
Served as Economic Development Director, Village Manager, Village Administrator, Chief of Development, County Director of Land Use & Planning Director. Also served as a volunteer social worker and US Marine, promoted from Private to Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserve. Vietnam veteran. Top Secret Security Clearance.

MEMBERSHIPS / HONORS

Colonel Marine Corps Reserve - 32 yrs
Sarasota Sister Cities, Vice President Communications
Sarasota Military Officers Social Media
Marine Corps League VFW, Marine Corps Association
"Who's Who in the World" 1988, "Who's Who in Environment"
Formerly American Institute of Certified Planners AICP
Formerly American Planning Association
Formerly Lambda Alpha Professional Land Fraternity


PUBLICATIONS
Numerous Articles, Plans, Studies 





Long Resume

Craig Harlan Hullinger

EDUCATION

M.A. Environmental Sciences Governors State University
B.A. Public Administration Governors State University
Post Graduate - Business Northern Illinois University
Public Policy Analysis University of Illinois Chicago

WORK

Economic Development Director - City of Peoria, Illinois 2005 to November 2009

Directed Economic Development Department. Created aggressive redevelopment plans, started two Tax Increment Financing Districts, helped business expand, developed plans to improve city riverfront. Led expansion and improvement of Enterprise Zone, Started walk to work program, wrote "Green Strategy" for redevelopment of the Heart of Peoria. More info on http://www.peoria.blog.com.
Planning Consultant Planning & Development Service 1982 to 2005

Consulting services to governments, land developers, and attorneys. Emphasis on municipalities and counties. Developed numerous comprehensive plans, economic development studies, transportation plans, environmental studies, strategic plans and zoning and subdivision ordinances. Subdivision review. Expert witness testimony. Consulting village manager. Colonel Marine Corps Reserve. Consulting Village Administrator University Park, Minooka & Olympia Fields.

Assistant Village Manager Village of Tinley Park, IL 1997 to 1999

Assistant Village Manager. Direct Building, Zoning, Economic Development, Planning divisions. Assist with convention center, initiated major flood control & open space projects, directed Comprehensive Plan. Directed Transit Oriented Development Plan, Bikeway Plan, solicited and received several grants.

Director Land Use & Planning Will County, Illinois 1994 to 1997

Direct the Building, Zoning, Planning, Engineering, Solid Waste Departments of Will County, a rapidly growing County of 400,000 in the Chicago Metropolitan Area. Reengineered the Building and Engineering Division. Successfully managed development in the most rapidly developing local government in Illinois. Restored integrity, morale, & prestige of Department. Developed Transportation and Eastern Land Plan, started GIS and Storm Water Plan.Transportation Planner NE Illinois Transportation Authority (RTA) 1980-1982

Prepared plans for improvements to Illinois Transportation commuter rail Northeastern and bus transit. Economic development coordination. Station area development strategies.Chief of Planning and Development Prairie Development 1979-1980

Supervised subdivision design and development. Conducted market research. Managed development of housing with passive solar homes. Constructed and operated model homes.

Planning Director/ Acting Manager Village of Park Forest South 1977-1979

Prepared comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance for Federally funded "New Town". Developed and implemented economic development plan. Subdivision review. Served as Acting Village Manager.

Executive Director Will County Regional Planning Commission 1973-1977

Promoted from intern to planner to Director of planning and Plat Officer for rapidly growing county of 300,000 in Chicago Metropolitan Area. Prepared first County General Plan with nine subsidiary plans and supporting ordinances. Processed over 200 land developments.

Student University of Illinois Governors State 1971-1973

Completed B.A. in twenty one months in Public Administration. Began Masters degree. Worked part time and promoted to Captain in the Marine Corps Reserve. Platoon Commander. Top Secret clearance.

First Lieutenant United States Marine Corps 1967-1971

Enlisted in the Marine Corps and trained as an air controller. Selected for officer training and served as a Communication / Electronics Officer. Supervised 100 Marines in Vietnam, earning 5 letters of Commendation.

Social Worker Prince of Peace Corps 1966-1967

Directed a teen center in the inner city of Norfolk, VA. Worked to improve community, sought jobs for residents, park improvements, ran scout troop, worked with gangs.

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MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

CEO of Planning Development Service, Tinley Park, IL

Prepared numerous budgets, motivated employees, attended Deming TQM sessions, attended numerous military leadership schools and seminars. Started and successfully ran small consulting firm.

Village Administrator of Minooka, IL

Village Administrator of Olympia Fields, IL

Assistant Village Manager, Tinley Park, IL

Commanding Officer, Marine Wing Communications Squadron 48

Colonel, United States Marine Corps Reserve, 32 years experience

Commander, Marine Air Control Group 48, Det A

Captain to Colonel, planned and led 25 two to four week deployments

Consulting Village Manager, University Park, IL

Director of Planning and Land Use, Will County, IL

Lieutenant Colonel, USMCR, Executive Office, MWCS-48, MACG-48

Major, United States Marine Corps Reserve, Operations Officer, MWCS-48

Captain, United States Marine Corps Reserve, Platoon Commander, MWCS-48

Planning Director / Interim Village Manager, Park Forest South, IL

Director of Planning, Will County, IL

1st Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps, Executive Officer of 1st MarDiv ComCo

1st Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps, Platoon Commander, 7th Com Bn, RVN

2nd Lieutenant, United States Marine Corps, CEO/Commo of MASS-3, Vietnam

Directed Teen Center in Norfolk, VA

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE

Frankfort Downtown Improvement Plan

Village of Mokena METRA / Interchange Development Strategy

Fulton County Economic Development Plan

University Park Technology Park Marketing Plan

Shorewood/Troy Economic Development Strategy

I-80 / Houbolt Rd Interchange with mixed commercial development


Will County Overall Economic Development Plan

Kankakee County Overall Economic Development Plan

Crete Township Economic Development Strategy

I-57 / River Road Interchange proposal with office research park

Seven Plans with Economic Development Components

Orland & Tinley 1-80 / Rt 45 / 183rd Street Corridor Development

Tinley Park Survey of Controls for Economic Incentives

Restaurant Row Proposal for McCormick Place

Dixmoor Economic development marketing brochure

Asian Gateway A proposal for a convention center / hotel / shopping / amusement park complex with a major Airport

Dreams & Schemes A self published book of proposed improvements for the
Chicago region http://dreamsandschemes.blog.com/

Tinley Park Hotel / Convention Center development

Minooka Major industrial & commercial annexations

Hundreds of On incentives, modifications, variances, etc.
negotiations

Developed three TIF's and a BDD in Peoria

Led the redevelopment of the Warehouse and Eagle View areas________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
TRANSPORTATION PLANNING EXPERIENCE

WILL COUNTY INTERIM TRANSPORTATION STUDY 1974
WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

WILL COUNTY GENERAL PLAN TRANSPORTATION ELEMENT 1977
WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

LAND PLANNING FOR TRANSIT 1979
NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

SHORT RANGE TRANSPORTATION STUDY-SOUTHEAST CHICAGO 1980
NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

REVERSE COMMUTE TRANSIT SERVICE ANALYSIS 1981
NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

WORK TRIP SURVEY 1981
NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

WILL COUNTY TRANSIT STUDY 1981
WILL COUNTY AND RTA

NORFOLK AND WESTERN/ROUTE 835 INTEGRATION STUDY 1982
NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM MANAGEMENT REPORT 1982
NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

KANKAKEE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION PLAN 1984-1994
KANKAKEE COUNTY

BIKEWAY PLANS, MUNSTER-LANSING, KANKAKEE COUNTY 1993

TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM 1983-1994
KANKAKEE URBANIZED AREA MPO, KANKAKEE, IL

MANAGED KANKAKEE AREA MPO TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM 1983-94

WILL COUNTY TRANSPORTATION PLAN 1995-1997

EASTERN WILL COUNTY TRANSPORTATION PLAN, BIKEWAY PLAN 1997-1999

EASTERN WILL COUNTY ILLIANA EXPRESSWAY 1999-2001
LAND USE PLANNING AND ZONING EXPERIENCE

PREPARATION OF COMPREHENSIVE PLANS FOR


VILLAGE OF TINLEY PARK
KANKAKEE COUNTY
WILL COUNTY
VILLAGE OF MOKENA
VILLAGE OF UNIVERSITY PARK
CITY OF COUNTRY CLUB HILLS
VILLAGE OF SHOREWOOD
TOWNSHIP OF TROY
TOWN OF MUNSTER, IN
VILLAGE OF RICHTON PARK
TOWNSHIP OF WILL
TOWN OF LOWELL, IN
CITY OF KANKAKEE
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP


PREPARATION OF ZONING ORDINANCES AND MAJOR AMENDMENTS FOR

WILL COUNTY
VILLAGE OF MOKENA
VILLAGE OF PARK FOREST SOUTH
TOWN OF MUNSTER, IN
VILLAGE OF RICHTON PARK
KANKAKEE COUNTY
CITY OF KANKAKEE

EXTENSIVE TESTIMONY BEFORE

WILL COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION
WILL COUNTY ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
WILL COUNTY BOARD
WILL COUNTY COURT
MUNSTER BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS
UNIVERSITY PARK PLANNING COMMISSION
FRANKFORT PLANNING COMMISSION
RICHTON PARK
KANKAKEE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

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SELECTED ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT EXPERIENCE

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS

Village of Mokena Storm Sewer and flooding
City of Romeoville Deep and mid level well mixing
Avery Gravel Proposed Asphalt Plant in Quarry
Lockport Township Sewer Plant Improvement
City of Cresthill Sewer main improvement
Village of Manhattan Sewer extension and expansion
Frankfort Township Infrastructure improvement
Village of Channahon Water main industrial expansion
City of Joliet Sewer main extension
DuPage Township Road extension
Will Township Bridge replacement
Wilton Township Renovation of historic Town Hall
Village of Rockdale Sewer and water main extension
Frankfort Township Senior citizen housing improvements
DuPage Township Senior citizen center construction
Village of Beecher Well and water tower improvement
Plainfield Township Road and drainage improvements
Village of Beecher Park and storm water retention
Joliet Township Road and drainage improvements
Village of Mokena Storm sewer and flooding improvements
Will County Health Sanitary sewer improvements
Wilton Township Town Hall renovation
Will Township Bridge reconstruction
City of Lockport Storm sewer improvements
Crete Township Road and drainage improvements
Washington Towsip Road reconstruction
Village of Beecher Sewer Plan Improvement
Wesley Township Road and drainage improvements
Village of Mokena Road relocation-economic development
Village of Crete Sewer main extension
University Park Bikepath improvements
Village of Peotone Road improvements

ENVIRONMENTAL PRESERVATION PLANS AND STUDIES

Village of Frankfort Plank Road Trail Plan
Will County Soil Manual, Open Space Plan, Land Use Plan
Country Club Hills Strategic Policy Plan
Town of Lowell, IN Comprehensive Plan
Town of Chesterton Comprehensive Plan
Town of Munster, IN Community Development Plan
Village of Beecher Appearance Plan
Richton Park Comprehensive Plan
Troy Township Comprehensive Plan

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OPEN SPACE PLANNING EXPERIENCE

Will County Forest Preserve Acquisition Plan 1974

Frankfort Plank Road Trail Plan

Will County Soils Manual, General Plan, Land Use Plan, Bike Plan, Transportation Plan, Zoning, GIS

Kankakee FPD Forest Preserve Acquisition Plan

Kankakee FPD Perry Farm Plan

Munster, Indiana Bikeway Plan ( Ten miles constructed 1998)

Eas Will County Bikeway Plan

Tinley Park Land Use Plan with Open Space & Bike components

Kankakee County Bi State Wetlands Park - Proposal for Open Space / Wetland
restoration from Will County to South Bend

Will County Medewin land planning assistance

Tinley Park Boundary Lake Forest Preserve / Wetland restoration project

Ford Heights APA Pro Bono project to create open space / flood control /
ecosystem restoration project

Developed the Green Edge Plan and Rivers Edge Redevelopment Iniative in Peoria

LAND ACQUISITION / CONDEMNATION EXPERIENCE

Numerous times expert witness for Tollway and IDOT land acquisition efforts

Numerous times negotiated open space contributions from developers

Substantial testimony before municipal governments

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MEMBERSHIPS

Sarasota Sister Cities, Vice President Communications
Sarasota Military Officers Social Media
Marine Corps Reserve - 32 years - Colonel
Marine Corps Reserve Officers Association
Marine Corps Association
Misericordia Parents Association
Plank Road Trail Association
Formerly American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
Formerly American Planning Association
Formerly Lamda Alpha, Professional Real Estate Fraternity

HONORS

Listed in "Who's Who in the World" 1988
Listed in "Who's Who in the US-Midwest" 1987
Listed in "Who's Who in Emerging Leaders" 1989
"Who's Who in Environment Management" 1992
Nine letters of Commendation, US Marine Corps
Vice Chairman, Chicago Marine Corps Officers
Member, Marine Corps Scholarship Committee
Eagle Scout, Scoutmaster
Chicago Reserve Special Service Officer Program
Navy Commendation Medal with Combat “V”

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ARTICLES ON PLANNING AND ZONING

Read the Articles on the Illinois Municipal Web Page at http://www.imi.org

Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPENT", February 2005.With John DeLaurentiis http://www.iml.org/cnt/files/review_pdf/Review%2002-2005.pdf\

Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "DO YOU HAVE A SMART GROWTH PLAN?", January 2001.With Larry McClellan

Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "SMART GROWTH - IT'S MORE THAN AGRICULTURAL PRESERVATION AND URBAN SPRAWL", August 2000. With Beth Ruyle

Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "IS IT TIME TO UPDATE YOUR ZONING ORDINANCE?", March 2000.

Bar Briefs Kane County Bar Association, "POSITION YOUR PROJECT FOR QUICK MUNICIPAL APPROVAL, February 2001.

Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "APPROVE THIS REZONING - IT'S THE HIGHEST AND BEST USE", February 2000.

Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "POSITION YOURSELF FOR MEDIA EXPOSURE", October 1999.

Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "ADMINISTERING THE ZONING ORDINANCE DO WE HAVE GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE?", August 2000.

Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "ALIGNING INTERSTATE ROAD INTERESTS, August 2000.

Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "YOU CAN'T DO THAT - IT'S SPOT ZONING", May 1999.

Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "DOES COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING WORK?", March 1999.

Illinois Municipal Rev Magazine, "DEFINING ACCESSORY USES - A THREE STEP WORK SHEET", February 1999.

Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "CONGRATULATIONS: YOU ARE OUR NEWEST PLAN COMMISSIONER. SO NOW WHAT DO YOU DO?", February 1998.

Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "ZONING LITIGATION - COMMON SENSE RULES TO REDUCE VULNERABILITY", November 1997.

Illinois Municipal Review Magazine, "FACADE IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS: GETTING THE PRIVATE SECTOR INVOLVED IN DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION”, January 2003. With Dianne Gormely-Barnes AICP http://www.iml.org/rm/mags/2003/Review%2001-2003.pdf
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City Planner, Colonel, Marine Corps Reserve Retired, Vietnam Vet, married to Beth Ruyle