Martha Bean

Martha Bean

Martha Bean

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Position or Title Senior Mediator, Facilitator, Conflict Coach and Graphic Recorder

Professional Biography Martha Bean is a mediator and facilitator, and the principal of her firm Collaborative Focus, based in Seattle, Washington. She has clients and projects throughout the Northwest and the United States and characteristically works with multi-party, multi-interest groups. Originally trained as an environmental planner, Ms. Bean applies her skills and technical knowledge to mediation and to the facilitation of collaborative decision processes.  She has 26 years of experience managing environmental projects, mediation efforts, and collaborative processes. A hallmark of Ms. Bean’s work is exceptional design and implementation of multi-stakeholder workshops, meetings and processes that encourage lively, respectful, and productive discussion. Ms. Bean can be directive in her facilitation style, while concurrently staying  acutely aware when a free-flowing conversation – or even silence – will best allow participants find their own best results. She is open, encouraging and intellectually capable in her work with parties as they do the ‘heavy lifting' required to reach robust agreements in a complex decision environment. Ms. Bean has the unique skill of using graphics and imagery to define process steps, identify issues and create solutions. Her website, includes a gallery of issue and process maps, and detailed information regarding her cases and skills.

Address Line 1 5717 NE 57TH ST

City Seattle

State Washington

Zip 98105

Phone 2069471374

Small Business Yes

GSA Schedule Provider Yes

Federal Employee No

Native Dispute Resolution Network No

Total Cases Last 10 Years 55

ECR Services Provided

Regulatory NegotiationsOil and Gas Development Air Quality MOU2010
Process DesignOil and Gas Development Air Quality MOU2010
Public Engagement/Public InputLower Duwamish Superfund Site2008
Strategic Planning for Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortChelan Douglas Land Trust Strategic Plan2008
Joint Fact Finding/Neutral EvaluationMarbled Murrelt Summit2003
Policy DialoguesPesticide Use in Indian Country2003
Conflict/Situation AssessmentSkagit Watershed Farms and Fish Assessment and Convening2003
Facilitation of Collaboration or Conflict Resolution EffortSkagit Watershed Farms and Fish Assessment and Convening2003

Case Experience by Subject Matter

Endangered Species and/or Critical HabitatMissouri River Recovery Implementation Committee2011
Watershed Management and/or PlanningMissouri River Recovery Implementation Committee2011
Energy Issues (Including Transmission, u00a0Development and Conservation Issues)Oil and Gas Development Air Quality MOU Implementation2011
Air Quality and/or Air PollutionOil and Gas Development Air Quality MOU2010
Oil and Gas ProductionOil and Gas Development Air Quality MOU2010
Wildlife IssuesYellowstone National Park Wildlife Summit2010
Environmental JusticeLower Duwamish Superfund Site2008
Water issues GeneralGreen River Watershed Recovery Plan2003
Cross-cultural IssuesPesticide Use in Indian Country2003
Coastal Zone and/or Marine Management IssuesSkagit Watershed Farms and Fish Assessment and Convening2003
FisheriesCowlitz River Dam FERC Relicensing2000

Type of Public Decision

Implementation/monitoring agreementsOil and Gas Development Air Quality MOU Implementation2011
RulemakingOil and Gas Development Air Quality MOU2010
Compliance and enforcement actionNaturally Occurring Asbestos Site Mitigation2009
PlanningYellowstone National Park Winter Use Planning2006
Siting and ConstructionUtility Corridor Assessment2003
Policy developmentPesticide Use in Indian Country2003
License and permit issuanceCowlitz River Dam FERC Relicensing2000

Case Jurisdiction/Scale

Large landscape scaleMissouri River Recovery Implementation Committee2011
National or regionally significant casesOil and Gas Development Air Quality MOU2010
Multi-jurisdictionalNaturally Occurring Asbestos Site Mitigation2009
StateUtility Corridor Assessment2003
Local/communityGreen River Watershed Recovery Plan2003
Tribal governmentSkagit Watershed Farms and Fish Assessment and Convening2003
IntergovernmentalCowlitz River Dam FERC Relicensing2000

Process Support Services

Meeting Support
Support ServiceCaseYear
Experience in a team of multiple ECR ProfessionalsOil and Gas Development Air Quality MOU2010
Engagement of technical experts/third party science advisorsYellowstone National Park Wildlife Summit2010
Logistical and administrative support (organizing logistics for meetings, notetaking, etc.)Skagit Watershed Farms and Fish Assessment and Convening2003

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