"What a pleasure to work with Michelle on my Fair Housing Act issue. My county previously limited the number of group home beds to eight. Michelle wrote a comprehensive letter outlining why the FHA might suggest their limit was not enforceable. She assumed the county's integrity and desire to comply with the law; they responded in like manner. With her help, I was able to increase the number of residents allowed in my home from 8 to 16!"
- Kelvin Gillett, Legacy Senior Care, LLC
"It was a pleasure to work with Michelle. She helped our municipality implement construction permitting procedures that made processes more transparent, improved services for citizens, and gave us needed management tools."
- Liburn Aliu, Minister of Parliament and former Director of Urbanism, Pristina, Kosovo
"I cannot recommend him highly enough . . . with Brian’s guidance, the Anti-Corruption Commission and Office of the Prosecutor General have had some notable successes. For example, Timor-Leste has improved its ranking on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index from 143 to 113, and the Office of the Prosecutor has successfully prosecuted 20 corruption cases."
-- Jim Benedetto, Department of Justice/Department of State, U.S. Embassy, Timor-Leste.
"Dr. Pinkowski stood apart from the other expats for the respect with which he treated the lraqi people. In return they treated him with a loyalty that I have not seen since the U.S. came to lraq in 2003. As a result, he was able to accomplish any task with the team of Iraqis that other expats would struggle with. I know that I and my Iraqi colleagues will remember him as a very positive American role model to follow in the future. And I do believe that America is a great country because of such great helpers and hard workers like Dr. Pinkowski."
- M.A., Facility Administrative Officer
"Brian was outstanding with his ability to bridge perception and communication gaps among the Iraqi leadership and US military leaders in the area. . . I would be proud to work with Brian in any capacity, at anytime."
-- Col. Tom Bishop, USAF, Iraq/PRT Team Leader.
"With minimal support, he managed to essentially track down a Provincial Council-in-exile . . . establish and develop contact with the members, and succeed in producing a superb relationship as their coach and mentor."
-- Col. J.R. Ewers, USMC, Iraq/PRT Team Leader.
"A Certificate of Appreciation is presented to Michelle Pinkowski in recognition of outstanding dedication and support to the implementation of construction permitting reforms in Kosovo."
-- USAID Mission Director Jim Hope
"I was particularly impressed with his systematic approach in launching a technical assistance project under very challenging circumstances (e.g. almost by himself) and within a very short time frame. Yet he succeeded in setting up an office, hiring staff, building ties with local counterparts and initiating technical support activities --all at once -- and to the satisfaction of the client."
-- Eduardo Flores-Trejo, Casals & Associates.