Gail Bingham

Published Sept. 26, 2022

Gail Bingham serves as the chair for the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee

She has mediated natural resources, public health and other policy issues since the late 1970s and is the 2006 winner of the Mary Parker Follett Award of the Association for Conflict Resolution, given “to an individual who has shown a passion and willingness to take risks, has used innovative and experimental techniques, and draws upon the talents and ideas of all persons…”.  

Gail is the author of numerous publications, including “When the Sparks Fly: Building Consensus When the Science is Contested” and “Resolving Environmental Disputes: A Decade of Experience.”  She served on a National Academy of Sciences Panel on Public Participation in Environmental Assessment and Decision Making, the board of the Association for Conflict Resolution, and currently is a member of the advisory board for the Center on Environmental Policy at American University in Washington D.C.

Gail studied anthropology at Stanford University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in environmental planning from Western Washington University. Gail also accomplished graduate studies in environmental planning at the University of California Berkeley.

Gail grew up in Washington State and now lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, near her two daughters and their families.

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