Deputy Director, Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC)
Ted Knowlton is Deputy Director at the Wasatch Front Regional Council (WFRC). Before joining WFRC, Ted was the Planning Director at Envision Utah — an organization referred to by the Washington Post as the “gold standard” of regional visioning. Ted is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Architecture + Planning at the University of Utah and is the president of the American Planning Association Utah Chapter. He holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University. Ted’s career has focused on coordinating local place-making with regional infrastructure plans. Experience includes county and multi-county planning efforts in Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles and Salt Lake City. These efforts garnered two prestigious Daniel Burnham awards from the American Planning Association – for Envision Utah’s Quality Growth Strategy and Chicago Metropolis 2020. In Salt Lake City, Ted lead the original development of the Wasatch Choice for 2040 vision, the metropolitan area’s officially adopted four-county vision.