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Amie’s professional mission is to help communities become more of what they envision by providing economic analysis, planning, and strategic action. Amie holds a Master of Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon with additional training in economic development through the Northwest Economic Development 32-hour Course and mediation through the UO’s Conflict and Dispute Resolution Center.
After graduate school, Amie managed the Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) program which completes community and economic development projects throughout Oregon. She oversaw the 25 annual participants and organizations, and provided resources and training to create an impactful experience be it within a rural municipality, economic development district or newly-formed community partnership.
As an intern for the City of Veneta in Oregon, Amie’s work focused on all things urban renewal: updating the urban renewal plan, working with the taxing districts and creating an action plan. These activities positioned the City to develop in line with its Downtown Development Plan.
Prior to joining the Camoin Team, Amie spent five years in the beekeeping industry. In her role as Marketing Manager for Betterbee, she created an annual 150+ page educationally focused catalog, managed all web content, and created infographics. She also created and ran a process to create a mission statement. This role taught her that a business’s community and economic impact can be vast if it there is vision, planning, and strategic action to accompany interest.
Amie spends time trying to fix up her circa 1844 house, with mixed results. She has seven beehives and a large garden.