Clayton Mitchell

Lecturer, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
Master in Community Development Policy and Practice Faculty


Clayton has worked with local governments in New Hampshire in the land use planning and energy fields for the last 20 years. He has served as a land use planner and attorney throughout the state and his work includes the development of innovative zoning approaches to energy efficient design, community re-development of brownfields, and a wide range of innovative zoning techniques to protect open space and natural resources.  Most recently, Clayton was a founding partner of a NH-based company called Revolution Energy LLC, who developed the first 3rdparty-financed (through a power purchase agreement) solar array in NH, the first similarly financed combined heat and power (CHP) project and the only 3rd party financed solar hot air project in the country.  He has directly participated at the local and state level in developing projects (13 projects with over 4 mw of capacity installed in solar PV, thermal and CHP) and policies that contribute to economic sustainability and secure energy resources for clients in the public and private sectors. 

As a volunteer Clayton has served his community, Newmarket, as a Moderator, as the Policy Director at the NH Sustainable Energy Association as well as past president of the Board. Clayton also sits on the Energy and Environment Advisory Team for New Hampshire's Governor Hassan and is the past Chair of the Northeast Combined Heat and Power Initiative Board of Directors. 

Clayton has a PhD in Natural Resources and Environmental Studies from the University of New Hampshire.