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The Purdue University Land Use Team provides research-based resources and educational programs for Extension professionals, government officials, citizen planners and residents on land use issues impacting their communities. Land Use Team efforts are underpinned by a timely and rigorous professional development system that prepares Purdue Extension professionals to effectively serve on Plan Commissions.
Indiana is the only state in the United States in which Extension Educators are legislatively mandated to serve on Advisory Plan Commissions and some Area Plan Commissions. Therefore, Purdue University is uniquely positioned to leverage this mandate to support Extension programming that addresses land use issues in Indiana. Current pressing issues, including the evolving rural/urban interface, developing and implementing sustainable strategies and supporting place-based economic development, all require attention at the state, regional and local levels in Indiana.
The Land Use Team’s primary responsibility is to develop and deliver robust information that assists Plan Commissions and other related institutions/organizations in making informed decisions based on a thorough understanding of the alternatives and consequences related to land use planning decisions. Purdue Extension’s Land Use Team plays a critical role across Indiana through the work of Agriculture & Natural Resources (ANR) Educators serving on Plan Commissions and Community Development Educators working on land use issues.
|Team Position||Name||Job Title|
|Co-Chair||Amanda Mosiman||Purdue Extension Educator, Warrick County, Agriculture & Natural Resourcesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Co-Chair||Tamara Ogle||Purdue Extension Community Development Regional Educatoremail@example.com|
|Secretary||Valerie Clingerman||County Extension Director, Purdue Extension Educator, Knox County, Agriculture & Natural Resourcesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Training Committee Chair||Daniel Walker||Community Planning Extension Specialistemail@example.com|
|Publications and Materials Committee Chair||Paul Ebner||Associate Professor of Animal Sciencesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Governance Committee Chair||Brad Kohlhagen||Purdue Extension Educator, Adams County, Agriculture & Natural Resourcesemail@example.com|
|Mentoring Committee Chair||Sarah Hanson||County Extension Director, Purdue Extension Educator, Johnson County, Agriculture & Natural Resourcesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|American Citizen Planner Committee Chair||Kara Salazar||Purdue Extension Specialist, Sustainable Communitiesemail@example.com|
|Team Member||Annie Cruz-Porter||Purdue Community and Regional Development Specialistfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Team Member||Craig Dobbins||Professor of Agricultural Economicsemail@example.com|
|Team Member||Scott Gabbard||County Extension Director, Purdue Extension Educator, Shelby County, Agriculture & Natural Resourcesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Team Member||Bill Horan||Purdue Extension Educator, Wells County, Community Development, Agriculture & Natural Resourcesemail@example.com|
|Team Member||Indraneel Kumar||Regional Planner, GIS & Spatial Analystfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Team Member||Michael Schutz||Purdue Extension Program Leader, Agriculture & Natural Resources, Professor of Animal Sciencesemail@example.com|
|Team Member||Michael Wilcox||Purdue Extension Community Development Assistant Program Leaderfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Team Member||Nicole Witkowski||Purdue Extension Educator, Lake County, Agriculture & Natural Resourcesemail@example.com|