Mari Brunner ’14

Mari Brunner ’14 (New England, MS), planner for the City of Keene’s Community Development Department, was featured in a profile story in the Sentinel Source on how she discovered her life’s passion — sustainable development — in South Korea and came to Keene to study it further, realizing her best work could be done in her local community.

She considers her job title as most crucial in that she helps the community to find ways to create solutions and reach its goals. “It’s one of the reasons I was drawn to planning,” Brunner says. “It’s based on public participation — engaging the community in trying to make it better.”

Read the full story here.