Food Lab Welcomes New Project Coordinator, Ms. Jeanne Leccese

The Food Lab is pleased to announce that the national search for a Project Coordinator for the Growing Food Connections project has concluded successfully with the appointment of Ms. Jeanne Leccese, MUP ‘04.

Jeanne brings with her significant experience in food systems planning, planning for public health, housing, and community development. Most recently, Jeanne served as the Project Coordinator for “Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work, and Play,” an initiative of the Human Service Coalition of Tomkins County, New York. In this position, Jeanne was responsible for coordinating the work of multiple public and private sector partners to execute strategies to promote healthy eating and active living in Ithaca and its surrounding county. Prior to this Jeanne served as a Senior Planner for Tomkins County, NY where she was steeped in the practice of local government planning.

Jeanne returns to the School of Architecture and Planning after completing the Master of Urban Planning program in 2004. While in the program, Jeanne was a team member and the editor of the AICP award winning studio project Food for Growth: A Community Food System Plan for Buffalo’s West Side.

Posted 09.26.2013