Dave Anderson is the Director of Land Use Policy at the Drenner Group, where he brings strong environmental credentials and an intense passion for responsible land-use planning to the Firm’s already outstanding practice. Mr. Anderson consults with public and private entities on progressive code and ordinance development, provides insight as a former Commissioner on land-use and entitlement cases in and around Central Texas, and serves in leadership roles on urban planning and development issues.
He holds a B.S. in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an M.S. in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and nationally recognized as a Diplomate - Water Resources Engineer by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers.
In 2011, he was appointed to the Good Neighbor Environmental Board, a U.S. EPA Federal Advisory Group that provides the U.S. Congress and White House with technical and policy expertise on environmental issues on the U.S.-Mexico Border. He is the former Chairman of both the City of Austin Planning Commission and Environmental Board, and his combined City of Austin Commission service exceeds 19 years.
He has also served as a Vice President on the Board of Directors for Envision Central Texas and has contributed time to other Austin endeavors through his involvement on the Boards of Directors for the Hill Country Conservancy and as a McBee Fellow with the Austin Area Research Organization McBee Fellows, among others.
In 2008, he received the Austin Under 40 award for professional/community leadership in Science and Technology, and is a graduate of the Leadership Austin class of 2004.
Outside of the office, he can be found enjoying dinner or drinks with friends on basically any patio around town, spending his free time running the hike and bike trail, playing soccer, and riding his bicycle (both recreationally and as a commuter). He gets home to Colorado a few times per year and especially loves hiking and snow shoeing with his three nieces and his two Bernese Mountain Dogs Ben and Bella. He lives in Central Austin.