Jennifer NealAssistant Planner
Jennifer is an Assistant Planner who provides technical support to cities, villages, townships and senior planners throughout Michigan creating and updating community master plans, zoning ordinances, recreation plans, and downtown plans. New to the McKenna team, Jennifer brings experience working through the Redevelopment Ready Communities initiative, Parks and Recreation Plan update, and onsite building services.
Jennifer holds a Bachelors of Arts in Interior Design from Michigan State University and a Master of Regional and City Planning from the University of Oklahoma. Jennifer is a member of the American Planning Association and Michigan Association of Planning.
“As a Planner, I believe great communities begin with great Master Plans. Through effective public engagement, the Master Plan describes the vision for the community, identifies opportunities and challenges, and proposes practical solutions to reach the community’s desired outcome. I strive to understand what makes each community unique combined with utilization of planning and design best practices in order to create a plan that meets the community’s needs.”