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Technical Assistance Program Manager
Anna Withrow is a Brownfield Design Specialist at the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center, where she manages programs and assists with various redevelopment projects. Anna currently manages NBAC’s Technical Assistance Program, Mon River Town Program, and special projects. Much of her work focuses around rivers, trails, and large industrial sites as community assets. Anna helps local project champions to manage site assessment and remediation process, serving as the liaison between community groups and brownfield resource providers. Anna works with local project stakeholders to preform site analyses, facilitate visioning meetings, create conceptual plans, define projects, and develop proposals, along with various other tasks to move redevelopment projects forward. Anna has experience with hand rendering, site mapping, place analysis, parcel search, stakeholder engagement, mixed-media design, construction drawing, meeting and event facilitation, document layout and printing, and narrative photography. Her professional interests include participatory design, riparian restoration, stormwater management, whole-systems thinking, urban agriculture, and historic preservation. Anna earned her master’s degree in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design at West Virginia University. She also has a bachelor’s degree in Secondary Mathematics Education, and has experience teaching in Southern West Virginia.