As Camoin’s newest member, Amie is ready 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. She has additional training in economic development through the Northwest Economic Development 32-hour Course and mediation through the UO’s Conflict and Dispute Resolution Center. She received a BA in Economics and Anthropology from Nazareth College of Rochester.
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.
After grad 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. In particular, she assisted in developing a partnership with the Oregon Food Bank to complete Community Food Assessments in each county. In addition, she helped collect and synthesize information from volunteers in the field to illustrate impact.
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. In addition, she managed all web content and created infographics for the company. And upon her arrival, she 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's Affecting Real Change
On her own time, Amie serves as the Treasurer for the Greater Greenwich Chamber of Commerce and is involved with bringing networking and educational opportunities to its members. In addition, she serves on the steering committee of a Local Foods Local Places strategic planning grant awarded to the Village of Greenwich.
Amie spends time trying to fix up her circa 1844 house, with mixed results. She has seven beehives and a large garden.