Alexis Farrell

Assistant Planner

Alexis is an Assistant Planner who serves communities through various projects, including site plan reviews, community engagement, data analysis, grant applications, GIS mapping, and zoning ordinances. Prior to becoming a planner, Alexis worked in the nonprofit sector in Detroit, supporting community organizations by connecting them to funding and pro-bono services.

Alexis is skilled in offering concise, data-driven analysis for communities to better understand where needs and opportunities for growth exist and providing innovative solutions to challenges. Born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan, she is enthusiastic about serving resilient communities and sees potential all places.

Alexis holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Michigan, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and a Bachelor of Arts in Social Relations and Policy with a minor in Economics from Michigan State University.

“I am passionate about collaborating with communities to take advantage of existing assets to reach their goals of creating more equitable, sustainable, and thriving places. Being able to see how this work shows up on the ground in communities is the most rewarding experience. I love seeing how people find value in planning through the projects we work on- whether that’s a new park or trail, safer and more accessible sidewalks, or a revitalized downtown.”

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