Welcome to the KezziahWatkins Website!

KezziahWatkins specializes in designing and facilitating decision-making processes that are making a positive difference in communities across the country. Working primarily with local governments, we serve as intermediaries between local governments and citizens, facilitating processes that resolve conflicts and produce responsible, politically-supportable decisions. We provide an understanding perspective, but also serve a neutral, third-party role in working through challenges and capitalizing on opportunities.

For almost two decades we’ve worked in partnership with local elected officials, staff and community residents to:

  • Develop land use and master plans
  • Make decisions about roadway designs
  • Develop park designs and master plans; and to
  • Create long-term visions and strategic plans for local governments and for entire communities

We also provide these services to our clients:

  • Training for elected officials and staffs in analyzing, designing and implementing public involvement projects
  • Focus group and survey research
  • Mediation and conflict resolution
Our work has been recognized by national, state and local organizations, including:
  • Ford Foundation's National Innovations in Government program
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation
  • Michigan Department of History, Arts and Libraries
  • Colorado Governor's Office
  • City-County Communications and Marketing Association
  • Michigan Department of Transportation
  • Michigan Municipal League 
  • Partnership for Community Design in Colorado Springs
  • Colorado Chapter of the American Planning Association