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Mary Kay Bailey

MK Bailey Consulting
Founder and Principal 
Minneapolis, MN (USA)
Mary Kay Bailey directed the Central Corridor Funders Collaborative and the regional Corridors of Opportunity Initiative at the Saint Paul Foundation. In this capacity she managed the operations of these cross-sector initiatives that focused on advancing development in the region’s transitways to benefit people of all incomes and backgrounds. She initiated program activities for the working groups, boards, and other partners and has sought, reviewed, and recommended investment opportunities for both initiatives.

In 2009, Mary Kay launched the “Live MSP” initiative to promote city living in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, including the popular livemsp.org website. From 1999- 2007, Mary Kay served as a senior policy analyst in the U.S. EPA’s Smart Growth office, helping to shape EPA policies around land use and environmental quality; leading state and local technical assistance programs; and co-authoring key publications in the field, including: “This is Smart Growth,” “Getting to Smart Growth II,” and “Our Built and Natural Environments.” Mary Kay has an MPA from Columbia University and a BA in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Minnesota.

MK Bailey Consulting provides a range of services to public, philanthropic and non-profit clients including: strategic planning, communications, research and policy analysis, and building collaborative partnerships. Prior to consulting, Ms. Bailey