Camron Bridgford

Senior Associate, Urban Planning
Denver, CO

Camron Bridgford is an urban planner and public sector professional seeking to strengthen cities and empower their citizens through city planning, strategic communications, fund development, community partnerships and advocacy efforts. Her primary areas of interest include improving the built environment and overall quality of life through increased social equity, livability via human-centric design, transportation and mobility options, and effective community engagement. Most recently, Camron worked for Denver Public Library as an administrative officer conducting resource development through fundraising, partnership-building, and process innovation. Prior, she served as a managing associate in fundraising and grant writing for Joining Vision and Action, a public-sector consulting firm and incubator focused on social and community change, where she led a ten-member team that raised more than $75 million for non-profit and government clients. As the primary grant writing consultant for the City and County of Denver, Camron also facilitated and developed the city’s 2015-2020 grant-seeking strategic plan. Additionally, Camron garnered experience in program design and management, coalition-building, political advocacy and communications through non-profit positions in public health and the visual arts.

Camron holds a B.S. in journalism, B.A. in art history, and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning, where she graduated top of her class as the program’s Outstanding Graduate. During her master’s candidacy, she contributed to diverse qualitative research on pressing urban issues, including equitable transportation, disaster recovery and resiliency, and neighborhood-based sustainability. Camron has also served as an Urban Land Institute Etkin Johnson Scholar, was a recipient of the Women in Transportation’s Diane Woodend Jones Leadership Legacy Scholarship, and is a graduate of the Downtown Denver Partnership’s Leadership program.