Kate McCarthy to Join VNRC

Kate McCarthy to Join VNRC

Most recently, Kate worked as a Regional Planner for the Windham Regional Commission in Brattleboro, where she provided technical assistance on a variety of community planning issues to member towns. She also coordinated the commission’s energy programs and helped manage their Brownfields redevelopment program.

Before coming to Vermont, she worked with GrowSmart Maine on the Maine Model Town community project in the Town of Standish.  GrowSmart Maine advocates for smart growth policy at the local and state level in Maine. Smart Growth Vermont, which recently merged with VNRC, has done similar work.

“Kate has excellent communication skills, a strong understanding of a wide range of community development and land use issues, and a commitment to working for Vermont’s environment, communities and people,” said Brian Shupe, VNRC’s executive director.

Kate said she was drawn to the VNRC in part because of VNRC’s emphasis on smart growth principles, which acknowledge the interdependence of our communities and our landscapes.

“I am excited to contribute to this important work,” she said.

Kate received a Master of Regional Planning from Cornell University in Ithaca New York, and has a B.S. in Cultural Anthropology from Rice University.