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Lisa Neergard

Associate Planner

Brownsville, TX

Lisa Neergaard is a Senior Policy Manager at buildingcommunityWORKSHOP. Lisa is heading policy and community capacity building initiatives at [bc]. Through a process of informing, [bc] empowers communities to better advocate for the resources their communities need.

Lisa brings planning and policy experience to many of [bc] efforts, including our multi-year cross-partner efforts in the Lower Rio Grande Valley; LUCHA [Land Use Colonia Housing Action], Unidos por RGV [United for RGV], and RAPIDO. These efforts bring increased education and resources to low-income communities as they participate in local planning activities, and advocate for greater engagement, equity, and partnership in area decision making. Additionally, Lisa is supporting [bc]’s continual effort to share what they learn through their wide range of work with governmental and nonprofit organization to increase the impact of our work, and increased choice for residents.

Lisa brings with her to [bc] experience in marketing research, urban design policy with the City Design Studio, most recently design project management with Paramount Theme Parks.  She attended the The University of Massachusetts, Boston for BA in American Studies, and later The University of Texas, Arlington for a Master in City and Regional Planning.