|Name:||Carrie M. Staton|
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I am the Associate Director at the Northern West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center (NBAC) at West Virginia University. I oversee the identification and pursuit of research priorities and opportunities for the NBAC, including facilitating collaboration with faculty and communities on such topics as brownfields and community development; community engagement; and the environmental, economic, health, and social impacts of brownfields.
My main focus is on education on brownfields and redevelopment, through network building, educational conferences, and webinars. I am currently working to grow the Central Appalachian Brownfields Innovation Network, which provides education on the benefits of the sustainable redevelopment of brownfields and formerly mined lands. CABIN works with stakeholders across Appalachia through face-to-face and a virtual platform for peer exchange of best practices and tools by facilitating redevelopment experience-sharing between brownfield-impacted communities in Central Appalachia. CABIN matches redevelopment leaders and stakeholders from across the region with communities facing similar opportunities and challenges, allowing communities to learn from the best practices and experiences of their peers.
|Work experience / Education:||Carrie has experience in grantwriting, community engagement, program development & evaluation, and event planning. Carrie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Nonprofit Administration from Bethany College and a Master of Public Administration degree from West Virginia University.|
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