With over 15 years of planning experience, Joelle is an accomplished rural, urban and regional planner with exceptional experience in managing complex brownfields redevelopment projects. She has successfully secured over $2 million in grants, and developed comprehensive Brownfields Programs bringing about meaningful “shifts” to stimulate economic development. Her projects have earned local, regional and national recognition including a Region 8 Phoenix Award. As the former Community Development and Long Range Planning Manager for Adams County, Colorado, she spearheaded its first Brownfields Program, created its 2018 Balanced Housing Plan and oversaw numerous community development programs including the creation of over 400 affordable housing units. A published author and speaker, Joelle has been a strong advocate and supporter of brownfields programs and their ability to bring lasting changes and socioeconomic benefits to communities. Joelle holds a BS in Biology from The University of Richmond and a MURP from the University of Colorado. An avid outdoor enthusiast, she enjoys telemark skiing, hiking, and cultivating her vegetable and flower gardens.