Steve Dukett specializes in the planning and implementation of economic and community development, affordable housing, asset management, public facility, public infrastructure financing and grant programs.
Mr. Dukett joined Urban Futures during 2007 after completing nearly 40 years of service to local government, which included serving as Redevelopment Director with the Cities of Redlands, Upland, Hesperia, Ontario, Lancaster and San Bernardino. He also held a variety of professional, management and executive positions with the County of Los Angeles and its Community Development Commission. During his term with Hesperia, he also served as Acting City Manager. While in the public sector, Mr. Dukett managed a wide-variety of public and private development projects with combined values of approximately $1 billion. He has also guided 14 redevelopment plan adoptions or amendments and is particularly known for his deal making and deal closing skills. His background and skill-sets enables him to provide clients with an uncommon level of practical insight with respect to best practices in local government sponsored, initiated or assisted development. His background and expertise make him a frequent and popular choice for seminars and lectures in professional and public forums.
Mr. Dukett is a graduate of California State University, Los Angeles. He is a former Chairman of the Board of the California Association for Local Economic Development (“CALED”) and currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Regents of the California Academy for Economic Development. During April 2006 he was selected as the 12th “Golden Bear”, which is CALED’s highest award for career achievement in local economic development.