Amalia Cunningham


Economic development, planning, and housing solutions

Skills, Services, and Certifications


Economic development and affordable housing finance

Regional partnership development and joint project implementation

Tourism and marketing campaigns

American Institute of Certified Planners

Management of staff, contracts, and consultants

Spanish and French language

Business handshake


Project-based assignments

Interim staffing during times of transition

Organizational assessments for economic development function

Coaching and training

Procurement Certifications

U.S. Small Business Administration Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)

State of California Small Business (Micro)

Colleague Testimonials

"Thank you so much for the presentation... As always, it was interesting, informative, and done in that inimitable Amalia style!"

"A deeper thinker... going beyond crossing the Ts and dotting the Is."

"Public speaking like I aspire to!"

Representative Projects

Economic Development Strategy, City of Albany, CA (lead consultant)

Economic Development Strategy, City of Pinole, CA (staff)

Economic Development Strategy, City of Benicia, CA (staff)

Interim Economic Development Manager, City of Tracy, CA (consultant)

Best practices in national affordable housing property tax assessments, Ground Solutions (consultant)

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory, City of Benicia, CA (staff)

Northern Waterfront Economic Development Initiative (implementation staff lead)

Inclusionary Housing Developer Agreements and Negotiations (staff)

State of California affordable housing loan program applications and management (staff)

Economic development program creation and employee onboarding protocols (staff)

About Me

I'm an economic development expert and planner, experienced in the full suite of tools, resources, and management practices to meet your goals. I can be a contract prime, subconsultant, or contract staff, depending on client needs.

Get in touch.

Reach out to discuss how my strengths can work for you and your project. I look forward to connecting!