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Lyssa is an Arizona native that was born and raised in Jerome. Her work focuses on supporting the growth of authentic, healthy and resilient places. She is an urban planner by education and professional experience. Prior to joining the Espiritu Loci team, Lyssa worked for the City of Phoenix (CoP) for over a decade in a variety of roles and capacities. During her time at the CoP, Lyssa played a leadership role in the creation of Downtown Phoenix’s Form Based Code, the Tree and Shade Master Plan, Greening Lower Grand Avenue Revitalization Plan and Implementation, Reinvent PHX and Phoenix’s Love Your Block program. She has a technical background in land use law, urban planning and design, landscape design, arboriculture, green infrastructure, community engagement, and project management. In addition, Lyssa has extensive experience working with nonprofits, residents and local businesses along with all
levels of government to create simple solutions to complex problems. Lyssa has a strong track record of securing grant funding and building partnerships to support community based projects. Lyssa has experiencing with organizing a variety of small and large
events. For example, Reinvent PHX community design workshops that engaged over 500 residents, Wilson Neighborhood work day that brought over 500 volunteers and residents to clean up and beautify a low income community, and the Regional Tree and Shade Summit that educated over 300 elected officials and professionals. Lyssa understands the complex challenges facing local communities and how to build strong relationships between diverse organizations to cultivate great places.