PlaceMatters is pleased to announce the addition of Jill Locantore, AICP, to our team. As the Director of the Sustainable Solutions Group, Jill brings her years of expertise in regional planning, community engagement, scenario planning, and collaborative decision-making to managing our on-the-ground projects across the U.S.
Jill’s work will ensure our projects continue to support informed, equitable, transparent, and lasting community decision-making. She will initially be working closely on The Mansfield Tomorrow Plan and the New River Valley Livability Initative, as well as working across the country as part of the PlaceMatters Capacity Building Intermediary team. In addition, as Director of the Sustainable Solutions Group, Jill will manage our overall project portfolio to provide opportunities to deploy innovative decision-support and engagement tools and share our successes and challenges, to advance the state of the art.
In her previous positions with the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG), Jill worked with local governments, partner organizations from various sectors, and state and federal agencies to design and implement planning processes that were at the forefront of the use of novel public engagement and decision-making tools.
Jill has a Master’s in Community Planning from the University of Maryland with a specialization in land use and transportation, a Master’s in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Toronto, and a BA in Psychology from Pomona College in California.