Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Welcome Kate Blystone!

RE Sources is delighted to announce Kate Blystone as our new Program Director! Kate has over 13 years of experience in the public, private, and non-profit sectors working on various environmental and urban planning projects. She has an extensive history volunteering. Kate is a member of the Bellingham City Club board and vice president of the Northwest Section of the Washington state chapter of the American Planning Association.  Kate says, “I’m excited to use my planning and policy experience to help find creative and collaborative solutions to make our communities socially and environmentally stronger.”

Kate’s expertise, and the bulk of her experience, is in land use planning – designing the future physical arrangement and condition of a community. She is a graduate of Western Washington University and has a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Eastern Washington University.  Kate’s interest in planning stems from a desire to efficiently use land in a way that preserves and protects natural resources. She is teaching Introduction to Urban Planning at Western Washington University to enthusiastic young students this quarter and loves to share her experience with the next generation of planners.

Kate is passionate about fostering a harmonious connection with earth’s natural resources. She grew up as a farm girl in eastern Washington and that experience instilled in her a deep appreciation for the land.  Kate wants to foster flourishing environmental resources for this generation, and those to come, in support of a sustainable future.