Cris Howard, AICP
Environmental and Planning Services


  • Master of Urban and Environmental Planning, Arizona State University
  • Master of Science in Criminal Justice, Radford University
  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice, Radford University


  • American Institute of Certified Planners, #023054

Technical Experience:

  • Cost Estimation and Management
  • Project Forecasting
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Contract Management
  • NEPA
  • Socioeconomic Analysis
  • CWA 401/404 Permitting
  • Jurisdiction Delineations
  • Public Involvement
  • Land Use Analysis
  • Environmental Justice
  • Visual Resources

Summary of Qualifications

Ms. Howard serves as COO, Environmental  and Planning Services for WW Associates Management & Consulting, LLC (WWA). Ms. Howard is an Environmental Program Manager with 17 years of experience in environmental analysis, site evaluation, environmental permitting compliance, and planning. She has managed a variety of projects from budget through completion involving: National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance; geographic information systems (GIS) design; economic forecating; socioeconomic analysis; community impacts; visual assessments; public involvement; threatened and endangered species; and coordination with federal, state, tribal, and local agencies. She has extensive experience with environmental regulatory compliance related to the NEPA process, including Environmental Impact Statements (EISs), Environmental Assessments (EAs), and Record of Environmental Consideration (RECs); Section 404 and 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA); and the Endangered Species Act. She has prepared NEPA documents for the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, Immigration Naturalization Service, Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Department of Transportation, and various other entities in Arizona. She managed and completed environmental clearances for over 70 transportation projects throughout the State of Arizona.Ms. Howard has extensive experience with GIS development and managed projects that involved GPS data collection, post processing of data, and GIS integration at more than 200 Army Reserve facilities in Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Louisana, Oklahoma and New Mexico. She has also conducted GIS training and software assessments for Army Reserve commands. Ms. Howard’s extensive GIS experience includes MapInfo, ArcGIS desktop, Spatial Analyst, and ModelBuilder. She has created, edited and provided QA for structured data products (SDSFIE 2.6 data model; Army Mapper Quality Assurance Plans [QAPs]) for the U.S. Army and USAR and provided GIS data support on environmental, planning, and infrastructure projects for the USAF, U.S. Navy, and USMC.