In May 2018, Ann Griffin met with Catherine Macdonald, Director of Policy and External Affairs for The Nature Conservancy, in Oregon. Griffin is a TNC member and professional volunteer who will provide project research and outreach to promote and support conservation efforts among outdoor gear and activewear companies in the Pacific Northwest. Griffin previously worked as the Target Industry lead for Activewear and Outdoor Gear for the Portland Development Commission (now Prosper Portland). To this effort, she brings business outreach and engagement experience, and a love for Oregon's outdoors. Stay tuned for more details.
The Economic Development Assistance Consortium (EDAC) is a national consulting practice dedicated to advancing best practices in community economic development. EDAC provides technical assistance, grant writing, strategic planning and evaluations for government agencies, philanthropic institutions, private firms and community development entities.
EDAC welcomed Griffin in May 2017. She traveled with the EDAC team to work with Project Row Houses in Houston, Texas. EDAC completed a feasibility assessment evaluating the establishment of a Texas Main Street along Emancipation Avenue in Houston's Historic Third Ward. Following community approval, the team completed an application on behalf of the Emancipation Community Development Partnership to the Texas Main Street program.
Griffin worked as an Associate with EDAC early in her career, fueling a commitment to community economic development work. For more information about EDAC visit edacweb.com.
Griffin Planning & Development Principal, Ann Griffin, recently partnered with Katrina Shum Miller of Lensa Consulting to provide sustainable certification services to a large-scale mixed-use development in Oregon. Lensa provides the following services:
EcoDistricts, the organization that provides training and the tools for sustainable urban development, offered a day long training class in Portland on December 1, 2016. The training session was attended by professionals interested in taking the EcoDistrict accredidation exam. EcoDistrict Accredited Professionals (AP) demonstrate a thorough understanding of the EcoDistricts Protocol sustainable development framework.
The Mazamas have tapped Ann Griffin to serve as interim project manager for the Mazama Mountain Science School, as the mountaineering education nonprofit prepares for its largest season to date. The Mazama Mountain Science School (MMSS) is an innovative three day outdoor school for 5th grade students which takes place at the base of Mt. Hood. More than 650 students from 11 different elementary schools will take part in the 2017 Mountain Science School.
Griffin is a long time member of the Mazamas and a true advocate for giving young people the opportunity to share the oudoors. MMSS is a partnership between the Multnomah Education Service District Outdoor School and the Mazamas, as well as participating school districts.
Griffin Planning & Development partnered with Green CE to develop a new webinar dedicated to the LEED for Neighborhood Development rating system. The course is unique in its use of project case studies to illustrate specific LEED ND credits. The webinar's instructors are Ann Griffin, LEED AP + ND, and Robin Scholetzky, LEED AP + ND, APA. The course is moderated by Glen Phillips of Green CE. The course premiered on November 4, 2014.
The course remains available on demand through Green CE. https://www.greence.com/anytime-course/leed-neighborhood-development-practical-approaches-and-case-studies.
On June 5, 2013, Portland Mayor Charles Hales declared that each of the City's service-delivery bureaus would become Salmon Safe certified within two years. Salmon Safe has been meeting with City staff to develop a specific work plan to meet this challenge, beginning with the Bureau of Environmental Services, the Water Bureau and the Bureau of Transportation.
Ann Griffin joins the Salmon Safe team to manage the delivery of services to the city and to act as a liasion among different city staff.
The annual EcoDistrict Summit brings together urban innovation leaders from around North America and the world. The Lloyd EcoDistrict Energy Action Plan will be featured in a panel presentation at the 2013 summit in Portland. Ann Griffin will moderate the panel, which will be comprised of Sarah Heinicke (Lloyd EcoDistrict), Hank Ashforth (Ashforth Development), Irene Bowers (Portland Development Commission), and Tom Puttman (Puttman Infrastructure).
Business leaders representing a majority of the square footage in the Lloyd neighborhood have come together in an unprecedented collaborative effort to invest in energy efficiency and achieve EcoDistrict goals while enhancing development opportunities in the Lloyd commercial district. Property managers have shared utility information with the EcoDistrict and are working together to formulate the Lloyd EcoDistrict Energy Action Plan. The Plan puts into action an innovative approach to identify, finance and deliver existing building and new building energy efficiency, renewable energy and district energy projects in Lloyd.
The Lloyd Transportation Management Association (TMA) and the Lloyd EcoDistrict have selected Griffin Planning to provide residential community outreach and program development services. The two organizations are joint recipients of a Regional Transportation Options grant from Metro. The TMA and the EcoDistrict are working together to provide resources to Lloyd residents around alternative transportation, waste reduction, and other every day choices to improve one's impact on the environment. In September and October, GPD will lead a resident outreach and survey campaign in Lloyd.
The City of Wilsonville contracted with Griffin Planning to identify grant and public resources that could potentially be used to support natural area conservation efforts. Ann Griffin and Jamison Cavallaro provided the City with a grant proposal framework and list of philanthropic contacts. Kerry Rappold, Natural Resources Program Manager for the City of Wilsonville, managed the contract, which focused on the Boeckman Creek riparian corridor.