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First Name
Judy
Last Name
Surber
Location
Port Townsend
Organization
City of Port Townsend
Which skills or areas of expertise are you willing to share?
Natural Resources, Ecology, Water and Land Usage
In what academic subject do you or your organization have expertise?
Social Studies
I am interested in working with schools in my area
Yes
What grade level would you or your organization work best with?
9th Grade Community Mentoring Program
Available for classroom presentations
What kind of availability do you or your organization have to offer?
Mentorship (coffee or lunch, shorter time commitment)
Job Shadowing
Briefly describe the program, volunteer work, or partnerships you or your organization may offer.
I'd like to be a mentor for students in my community.
You have indicated an expertise in Natural Resources, Ecology, Water and Land Usage
Education: BA Geography, San Diego State University
Occupation: City Planner
Planners help communities plan for growth which means we help guide land use that meets the communities vision while protecting the environment. " A planner partners with communities to help them become wonderful places to live, work, grow up, and play. They help decide what kinds of buildings should go where, where new parks might be needed, and what areas in the community are in need of changes to make them better places to be.
A planner can do anything from interpreting a community's zoning code, determining what kinds of buildings are allowed in what places, and helping a community create a vision for what it wants to become, to reaching out to and educating community leaders on what can make their community better." (APA Washington)