Kaley Huston

Employee PhotoPlanner II

Phone: 919.558.2702

Email: khuston@tjcog.org



Master's in City and Regional Planning, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill specializing in Land Use and Environmental Planning


Natural Hazards Resilience Certificate, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence


Bachelor of Arts in Historic Preservation, University of Mary Washington, concentrations in Art History and Sustainability


Professional Experience

Kaley joined TJCOG in June 2018 after graduating with her Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializing in Land Use and Environmental Planning. While at Carolina Planning, she was a Development Associate for the Development Finance Initiative at the UNC School of Government, which partners to attract private investment for transformative projects by providing specialized finance and development expertise. In addition to her Master's, Kaley holds a Natural Hazards Resilience Certificate from the Coastal Resilience Center of Excellence and contributed to several projects and initiatives related to Hurricane  Matthew disaster recovery and resilience in eastern North Carolina.


Previously, she worked as a Researcher/Analyst for an environmental and conservation consulting firm and contributed to encroachment management and compatible land use strategies for U.S. military installations. In this role, she served as a program lead for Communication Engagement Strategies and related community deliverables and helped to develop, implement, and manage a nationwide media research and constituent tracking database.



Support efforts across the region relating to land use, transportation investment, housing affordability, and energy and environment. 


Representative Projects

  • Durham-Orange Light Rail Transit-Oriented Development
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Support
  • Triangle Transportation Demand Management