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ECFRPC’s Michelle Morrison is among 27 professionals worldwide selected for the fifth cohort of the highly competitive network.
Orlando, Florida (April 20, 2022) - The East Central Florida Regional Planning Council (ECFRPC) is proud to announce Michelle Morrison is among the twenty-seven professionals selected from a pool of international applicants as part of the fifth cohort for the Urban Land Institute’s Health Leaders Network. Morrison is one of two Florida professionals chosen for the cohort. Morrison is the second ECFRPC staff member to participate in ULI’s Health Leaders Network.
Since joining the ECFRPC in 2019, she’s worked to advance health initiatives in all policies while leading numerous large projects, including rewriting the comprehensive plans for multiple East Central Florida cities. She recently completed work on two resilience projects – a comprehensive plan resilience element and a regional food systems resilience plan. The resilience element was the first inland resilience element in Florida and received an award from the National Association of Development Organizations. The element addressed social and economic vulnerabilities in addition to environmental stresses. The regional food systems resiliency project analyzed food policy and infrastructure gaps to create a regional food resilience action plan.
Ms. Morrison has been a Floridian since childhood and relishes being able to enjoy the outdoors 365 days a year, walking 20K steps on most days. Her dream is to make it easier for residents to be healthy—to create places and spaces where people are compelled to actively and safely commute, access healthy foods, and build social connections. She has a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning and a Master of Science in Engineering, both from the University of Central Florida. She also holds a certificate in Holistic Health Counseling.
More information on the ULI Health Leaders Network Cohort 5 can be found at https://americas.uli.org/uli-health-leaders-network-cohort-5-participants-2/
About the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council
Established in 1962 as an area-wide association of governments, the ECFRPC is represented by 32 Council members and a skilled staff that provides technical assistance to governments and organizations within the East Central Florida region. The ECFRPC covers eight counties in East Central Florida, including Brevard, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia. These eight counties include 78 towns and cities.
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