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Our Special Guest Speaker is Sarah Lucas
President of Network Northwest
Sarah Lucas is the Director of Community Development for Networks Northwest. Founded in 1974, Networks Northwest facilitates and manages various workforce, community, and business-related programs and services for the ten county Northwest Michigan region. Ms. Lucas works closely with local governments, nonprofits, and other community stakeholders in the 10-county Northwest Michigan region on a variety of community issues, including local and regional housing strategy development and implementation. Additional projects and experience include the development of the Framework for Our Future: A Regional Prosperity Plan for Northwest Michigan, along with multiple local and county master plans and recreation plans. As part of her work around planning and local policy initiatives, she also coordinates and facilitates public outreach strategies and conducts in-depth community research and analysis. Ms. Lucas also works with multiple regional and state-wide partners to provide and facilitate education and resources for local units of government.
Ms. Lucas has been a practicing planner in Northwest Michigan for over 15 years. She is certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners, is a member of the Michigan Association of Planners Board of Directors, the Opportunity Resource Fund, and the Fair Housing Center of West Michigan. She holds a degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Eastern Michigan University.
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