Michelle Brown oversees a diversity of programs at the City of Wilson, which demonstrates over 20 years of her experience in Long Range Planning, Biological and Environmental Assessments, and Outdoor Recreation. Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Planning and Interpretation from Humboldt State University. She has multiple years of experience managing federal and state funds, including a $1.2 million EPA Brownfields Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund that will provide an ongoing source of capital within the Wilson community for brownfield properties. Ms. Brown is the Project Manager for the Brownfields Program, which involves Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, Project Planning, and Cleanup Remediation on contaminated properties. She is the lead staff person for the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Board and the Region 7 Active Routes to School Board, which meet at least once per quarter to plan events on biking and walking safety, such as the International Walk to School Day and Bike Rodeo. With the implementation of new sidewalks, bike routes, and the proposed Hominy Creek Greenway Master Plan, Michelle continues to make a concerted effort to bring outdoor recreational opportunities and safety awareness for cyclists and pedestrians to the community. Her strong background of ecological program management broadened the city’s Urban Forestry Program that lead to the establishment of the first Educational Forest in the county. Michelle welcomes inquires on issues with environmental assessments and cleanup on brownfield properties, bicycle and pedestrian opportunities, ecology and forestry projects, and funding opportunities.