Phone: (304) 293-6984
College or Department: Brownfields Assistance Center at WVU
Katie See is the Brownfields Redevelopment Specialist for the the Brownfields Assistance Center at WVU. In that role, Katie serves as project lead and provides technical assistance on industrial legacy sites. Katie assists project stakeholders with proposal development, site development support, assisting in the creation of project funding strategies, facilitating meetings with project stakeholders, and other Brownfield-related issues. Through support for the redevelopment of industrial legacy sites, Katie helps communities establish sustainable economic development initiatives to enhance the well-being and quality of life of community members, attract investment to communities, and maximize resources.
Katie has been a city and county planner for 14 years. She started her career as the city planner for Charles Town, WV where she had the opportunity to work with brownfield sites from Phase 1 assessments to ribbon cuttings for new buildings. During her time in Charles Town, she worked with the City, consultants and the Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center to clean up and redevelop former brownfield sites which were transformed into facilities for American Public University System. She was a long range planner for the City of Clearwater, FL, and a senior planner for Indian Trail, NC and Lancaster County, SC, all of which are located in metropolitan areas.
Katie was born and raised in WV. She received her undergraduate degree in urban affairs and planning from Virginia Tech and her masters from American Public University in environmental policy & management. She received her AICP certification in 2019. Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and girls and exploring new areas.