Director, Sustainable Communities
Chelsea specializes in community planning and sustainable development. She has worked with non-profits in Southwest Detroit to ensure that infrastructure development provided jobs and other benefits for local residents, and to organize the community around environmental issues. She also worked for the City of Ann Arbor to promote quality development through a community input process and a corridor planning effort. In Pennsylvania, Chelsea has worked with local governments to advance traditional neighborhood development, quality public art and civic design, and historic preservation.
Chelsea received Master’s of Urban Planning from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Penn State University. She is a member of the American Planning Association and serves on the boards of GTECH (a non-profit working at the intersection of community development and the green economy) and the Sprout Fund (an intermediary that supports innovative ideas that are catalyzing in Pittsburgh).
Community Involvement & Accolades