Elle Jansen

Board Director

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Elle Jansen (she/her) currently works as the Economic & Community Development Specialist for the Lake Superior Community Partnership in Marquette, Michigan. Prior to this role, Elle completed the CEDAM Community Development Fellowship with a local government on the northern shores of the Straits of Mackinac. Her experience is in working with others to establish strong towns, community vibrancy, and pride for where you live.


As a resident of the Great Lakes Region, Elle believes that protecting the freshwater network is essential for the vitality of the communities surrounding the Great Lakes. Elle enjoys volunteering for organizations that promote environmental advocacy, community public health, and diversity/equity/inclusion.


Elle is a graduate of Albion College with a degree in Urban Planning & Public Policy. She is a member of the Michigan Association of Planning Emerging Planning Professionals, the American Association of University Women, and the Communities that Care Coalition.