I’m a watershed, land use and environmental planner with fifteen years of research, municipal and not-for-profit experience. I’ve conducted and participated in land use and watershed analysis, emergency management, disaster recovery, stakeholder engagement, and developing watershed plans. I was previously Senior Planner, City of Grand Forks, Project Coordinator for the Kettle River Watershed Management Plan with the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary, and Basin Planner, North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance.
Critical Infrastructure Lead
I am the Manager of Operations for the City of Grand Forks and I am happy to be joining the recovery team at the RDKB as critical infrastructure lead. I have worked with all aspects of asset management within a municipal setting for the last 15 years. During that time, I have had the opportunity to be the project manager for various projects for the City of Grand Forks in all aspects from the planning, budgeting, and oversight of the different departmental projects including the water system, sewer system, roadworks, and the City’s Electrical distribution system.
I am the Executive Director of Boundary Family Services Society as well as the lead of the Wellness and Unmet needs section of the Recovery Team. Previous to becoming the Executive Director, I spent thirteen years doing frontline human services work in the Boundary focusing mainly on youth outreach and youth addictions work. As a troubleshooter of problems by nature, I believe that we have the strength, knowledge, and resiliency in our Region to move ahead in a compassionate and effective manner that allows all people to thrive.
Jennifer has lived in Grand Forks since 2005 and is a passionate community champion. She is currently employed as the Manager of Community Economic Development at Community Futures Boundary and has also taken on the role of “Team Lead Economic Recovery” because she believes that an effective, sustainable recovery of the Boundary Region economy is paramount to a successful recovery overall. She volunteers her time with many different organizations and finds joy in spending time with her amazing family boating, skiing and laughing.