Emily Petz works as a Community Assistance Team Specialist covering Van Buren, Cass, Berrien, Kalamazoo, Calhoun, St Joseph, and Branch counties at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. She works with developers and municipalities to fill gaps in development projects and provide technical assistance. Emily came from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) Community Development Team. She has worked with federal funding like HOME and CDBG since 2008. She is a Leader in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction, as well as an Economic Development Finance Personal through the National Development Council (NDC). Emily grew up in Caledonia Michigan. She is a Michigan State University alumni with a degree in Urban and Regional Planning and an Environmental Economics Specialization.
Emily Petz, LEED AP BD+C
Community Assistance Team Specialist (Region 8)