Cailean Kok, AICP
Cailean Kok assists municipal clients with managerial support of public sector community revitalization programs and projects, including management of municipal grants, contractor oversight, and serving as a liaison between regulatory agencies, their grantees, and other program partners. She is a trained urban planner with over 4 years of experience managing and contributing to transportation, environmental, and community health projects with community organizations, federal and state agencies, and municipalities.
Most recently, Ms. Kok was a Principal Planner for the City of Newark’s Department of Water and Sewer Utilities where she managed communication and community engagement activities for the department with government agencies, community based organizations, residents, and schools. Prior experience also includes the management and support for complex scopes of work, grant reporting, stakeholder engagement, and research tasks for Rutgers University’s Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center.
Ms. Kok currently serves as a founding co-chair for the Healthy Communities Collaborative, an American Planning Association Interest Group of planners and allied professionals who are interested building healthy communities through the local, regional, state or national level. She is also a member of the Brick City Bike Collective and a mentor for Big Brother Big Sister.
Ms. Kok holds a B.A. in Urban Planning and Public Policy from the City University of New York, Hunter College and a M.S. in City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. She resides in Newark with her husband and two cats.