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2021 APA Utah Fall Conference Speaker

McKenna Marchant

Community Development Specialist
Utah's Community Development Office

From rural southern Utah, McKenna has found her passion in ensuring rural communities have the knowledge and resources they need to thrive. She joined Utah’s Community Development Office shortly after finishing her Master of Public administration degree. With experience in planning, finance, and law, her current projects include re-envisioning Intermountain West cemeteries, capital asset planning, and university and student outreach.

Session Information:

Re-Envisioning Intermountain West Cemeteries
September 10, 2021 11:20 am

The Re-Envisioning of Intermountain West Cemeteries aims to create environmentally rich, thoughtfully planned, walkable green spaces that celebrate the macro (community) and micro (individual) history of an area. This is done in three parts: 1. Planning, through policies and procedure to ensure cities allow for best practices; 2. Landscaping, creating water-wise, eco-beneficial landscapes that highlight an area's native flora and fauna; and 3. History and Preservation, memorializing community and individual histories through art, memorials and intentional care of records and headstones. By weaving these three project aspects together, communities will be empowered to create impactful community spaces.

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