Joseph McMahon

Joseph McMahon

Joseph McMahon

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Position or Title Manager

Professional Biography For the last 15 or more years, I have focused on finding ways to improve the dialogue and collaboration among parties facing conflict or making difficult decisions through consensus.  Rather than using ADR processes as “tools,” I prefer to help all engaged parties to better understand the conflicts they face, improve communication and engage in consensus building. To this work, I bring background experience and graduate level study in engineering, natural resources, law and development. I am licensed to practice law and engineering. Because of my technical background, I believe I can work well with scientists, engineers and planners. As an engineer or lawyer, I have worked with many business sector entities in mining, oil and gas, land use, and water. I have worked with many water related organizations including government agencies, water districts, farmers, ranchers and ditch companies.

Address Line 1 617 Steele St

City Denver

State Colorado

Zip 80206-3941

Phone 303-333-1960

Small Business Yes

GSA Schedule Provider No

Federal Employee No

Native Dispute Resolution Network No

Total Cases Last 10 Years 35

ECR Services Provided

Strategic Planning for Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortNGO Strategic Framework2012
Public Engagement/Public InputLincoln Park/Cotter Site2012
Policy DialoguesPartnership for America's Great Outdoors2012
Process DesignIdaho Aquifer Management Long Term Plans2010
Conflict/Situation AssessmentIdaho Aquifer Management Long Term Plans2010
Facilitation of Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortEPA Superfund, California Gulch2009
Mediation/Assisted NegotiationJarbidge Mediation2000

Case Experience by Subject Matter

Radioactivity (Waste, Substances, Storage, Leakage, Transport)Lincoln Park/Cotter Site2012
Native American, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiu2019ian IssuesColorado Repatriation and Reinterment Work Group2012
Air Quality and/or Air PollutionMining Air Quality Dispute2012
NEPAEdwards Aquifer ESA facilitation2010
Endangered Species and/or Critical HabitatEdwards Aquifer ESA facilitation2010
Water issues GeneralIdaho Aquifer Management Long Term Plans2010
MiningQuesta Minesite Remediation2010
Water QualityQuesta Minesite Remediation2010
LandfillsLowry Landfill Superfund2004
Environmental JusticeRocky Mountain Arsenal2002
Public lands issues Including use and AccessJarbidge Mediation2000

Type of Public Decision

Policy developmentIdaho Aquifer Management Long Term Plans2010
Compliance and enforcement actionQuesta Minesite Remediation2010
PlanningDenver Regional Council of Govmts, Urban Growth2009
Implementation/monitoring agreementsLowry Landfill Superfund2004

Case Size

Cases involving 15 to 60 participantsIdaho Aquifer Management Long Term Plans2010
Cases involving more than 60 participantsEdwards Aquifer ESA facilitation2010
Cases involving more than 3 but less than 15 participantsJarbidge Mediation2000

Case Jurisdiction/Scale

Local/communityLincoln Park/Cotter Site2012
InteragencyLincoln Park/Cotter Site2012
IntergovernmentalLincoln Park/Cotter Site2012
National or regionally significant casesPartnership for America's Great Outdoors2012
StateDenver Regional Council of Govmts, Urban Growth2009
InternationalWater for Africa2007

Process Support Services

Meeting Support
Support ServiceCaseYear
Experience in a team of multiple ECR ProfessionalsEdwards Aquifer ESA facilitation2010
Engagement of technical experts/third party science advisorsQuesta Minesite Remediation2010
Logistical and administrative support (organizing logistics for meetings, notetaking, etc.)Questa Minesite Remediation2010
Collaborative Technologies
Collaborative TechnologyCaseYear
Decision Analysis/Decision Support/Modeling (e.g., spatial analysis, multi-criteria discussion support, scenario planning, charettes)Lincoln Park/Cotter Site2012
Implementation Tools (e.g., content management tools, project management tools)Lincoln Park/Cotter Site2012
Project Websites (static, interactive, portals, etc.)Partnership for America's Great Outdoors2012
Visualization Tools (e.g., electronic maps, flyover video simulations, geographic information systems, digital storytelling)Questa Minesite Remediation2010
Engagement/Communication Tools (e.g., polling tools, social media, collaborative document production, video conferencing, webinars, ideation tools)Questa Minesite Remediation2010

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