An Urban Planner in Butte, Montana
An article by Mike Smith for the Montana Standard puts a spotlight on the career if Julia Crain, an urban planner in the city of Butte, Montana.
Crain's career began like many professional planners do: with an unexpected turn toward urban planning in graduate school, which she attended at Portland State University. Now Crain has been working for the Butte-Silver Bow Planning Department since 2011.
"She’s worked on zoning issues, helped enhance open spaces such as the Big Butte, and handled programming aspects of Butte’s Superfund process through the Natural Resource Damage Program and other avenues," writes Smith.
There's nothing ironic or insincere about this coverage of an urban planner in Montana. From beginning to end, this is a story that's about a person who is deeply passionate about her community.