Metropolitan Policy Program

Owen Washburn
Senior Policy Analyst and Senior Advisor, Metropolitan Policy Program


Owen Washburn is a senior project analyst and senior advisor at the Metropolitan Policy Program. His work includes developing policy recommendations to support productive, inclusive and sustainable metropolitan growth, tracking best practices and lessons in economic development, and developing network tools to share findings with leaders in the public, private and civic sectors. Prior to his work at Brookings, Washburn was a legislative fellow on Capitol Hill and an intern at the National Governor’s Association. He holds a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School at the University of Texas, and a B.A. from Brown University.