Community Development Director, Lowcountry Local First
Lauren leads advocacy and community development projects, as well as the Good Business Initiative at Lowcountry Local First (LLF). LLF works with local-independent businesses, consumers, and policymakers to cultivate a place-based approach to economic development. Prior to joining the LLF team in 2013, she worked for The Trust for Public Land and completed an Urban Planning Fellowship at the Pratt Center for Community Development. Lauren holds a B.S. in Preservation & Planning from the College of Charleston and an M.S. in City & Regional Planning from the Pratt Institute.