Abbie EmisonAbbie Emison has an extensive background in urban and economic development planning, specifically focusing on brownfield redevelopment and downtown revitalization.

Ms. Emison has worked with a variety of public, non-profit and private entities to facilitate the redevelopment of contaminated properties. She has administered numerous state and federal brownfield assessment and revolving loan fund grants and provided guidance to other grant recipients. In addition, she has managed brownfield real estate transactions and developed numerous strategic economic development and reuse plans for various municipalities.

Ms. Emison is an experienced project manager, grants writer and brownfields coordinator. Most recently, she served as a project manager for a brownfields grantee where she was successful in obtaining brownfields assessment and cleanup grants. She also managed brownfields grant and revolving loan programs. Prior to that, Ms. Emison served as an intern in the USEPA headquarters Brownfields office working on the RCRA Brownfields program.

Ms. Emison has a Bachelor’s in Economics and Political Science from Wellesley College and a Master’s in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While at MIT, Ms. Emison received the American Institute of Certified Planners Student Project Award for the application of the planning process.