Lisa Merrifield

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Job Title: Community and Economic Development Specialist
Office Phone: (217) 333-0045
Delegate Type: Delegate
Institution: University of Illinois
State: IL
Area of Specialty:
Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community and Economic Development
Agriculture and Natural Resources, Community and Economic Development


Lisa Merrifield is the sustainable community specialist within University of Illinois Extension’s Community and Economic Development Team. Lisa helps Illinois communities become more sustainable and resilient. She works with University of Illinois faculty, Extension specialists, Extension Educators and community leaders to identify opportunities and approaches that help local governments and organizations address the challenges they face. Prior to joining Illinois Extension, Lisa served as assistant director for the Illinois Water Resources Center and Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant and as the executive director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. Lisa has over 20 years of experience working to build sustainability in Illinois and around the Great Lakes. She has a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and a Master’s degree in Urban Planning with a focus on natural resource planning.

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