Jeremy Ryan Young
A native of the historic city of Lancaster in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Jeremy Young recently returned to the Keystone State from Portland, Oregon, where he earned his Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning (with a specialization in Regional Economic Development) and a Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Development from Portland State University’s Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning and Center for Real Estate.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Geography from Millersville University of Pennsylvania, where he specialized in Geospatial Applications (GIS) and minored in History.
Since becoming Project Manager for Pennsylvania’s Disaster Planning for Historic Properties initiative last year, Jeremy has quickly become one of few experts in the state on the topic of integrating historic property considerations into the FEMA hazard mitigation planning process.
As this important step has not been taken to date in the U.S. (with the exception of a few cities), he is working to produce a model for this type of activity that can be replicated by planners and places throughout Pennsylvania and the nation.