Jackie is a Planner II at Houseal Lavigne, where she is primarily focused on working with communities to implement plans through authoring zoning, sign, and subdivision ordinances that align with plan goals, are user-friendly, and legally defensible. In addition to zoning, Jackie has been involved in projects ranging from strategic and comprehensive plans to downtown and corridor studies.

Jackie received her Bachelor’s degree in architectural studies and Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Kansas. While in school her passion for community engagement was ignited, leading to her award of a research grant to further study the geospatial impacts of public engagement preferences.

Prior to joining Houseal Lavigne, Jackie was the Housing and Development Planning Specialist for a community of approximately 45,000. There she developed, implemented, and monitored the City’s five-year Consolidated Plan and Annual Plans; applied for, received, and administered local, state and federal grant funding; acted as a liaison between the City and local community groups; spearheaded the City’s targeted efforts in two historically disadvantaged neighborhoods; and planned and facilitated community engagement campaigns and events. Through these responsibilities, she gained valuable experience in program and policy development, engaging community groups, and supporting the establishment of new neighborhood associations. Jackie uses her experience in local government to develop data-driven solutions that manage the needs of elected and appointed officials, department heads, non-profit partners, and residents of the community.

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