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Engaging Young People: How and Why to Bring Young People into Economic Development Planning
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Rachel joined Camoin Associates in 2008 after receiving her Masters in Regional Planning from the University at Albany. In addition, Rachel is certified through the American Planning Association, the National Charette Institute and is working to become a certified economic development professional through the International Economic Development Council. Since starting at Camoin Associates, Rachel has grown into the role of project manager and has become highly skilled at working with clients and partners to listen to their needs and design a scope of work that will result in meeting their community and economic development goals. Rachel’s work has given her the opportunity to lead many of the firm’s larger economic and fiscal impact studies as well as major strategic planning processes throughout the northeast.
The projects that Rachel is most proud of working on are the ones where it is possible to point to actual outcomes and implementation that create jobs and opportunities for real people. Examples of this include:
Living in the great town of Brattleboro, Vermont has afforded Rachel the opportunity to get involved with her community including leading a local effort to establish a dog park and as Vice President of the Youth Services of Windham County board of directors. Rachel loves to take advantage of the many hiking and skiing options in southeastern Vermont but can also be found traveling around the northeast to visit friends and family.