Jill started her journey with ANCA in December 2021, bringing an eclectic toolkit of experience to the Clean Energy Team. She earned a Bachelor’s in Environmental Policy from Union College in 2010 and a Master’s in Urban and Regional Planning with a focus in Environmental Planning from the University of Colorado Denver in 2015. Jill got her start in planning in Park County, Colorado where she helped to create and implement local land use policies around the region’s biggest cash crop, recreational cannabis. Colorado is also where she developed her appreciation for the peace that comes with immersing oneself in the great outdoors.
After a multi-month road trip across the United States, Jill, her husband and their two dogs landed just north of New York’s Catskill Mountains where she took on the role of Sustainability Planner and Clean Energy Communities Coordinator with the Capital District Regional Planning Commission. Several years and a couple of kids later, Jill is committed to implementing the change needed to strengthen local communities and preserve the planet for generations to come. In addition to her work as ANCA’s Clean Energy Program Director, Jill is also a member of NYS’s Climate Justice Working Group and teaches yoga in her spare time. She is a firm believer in positive energy, thoughtful conversation, and leading by example.