Andrew Whitney


Andrew completed a master's degree in Natural Resource Planning at Humboldt State University in 2010. His research project created an inventory of brownfields in Humboldt County. Andrew's research made connections between members of the university community, the private sector and officials in city, county and tribal governments. Andrew's research encouraged brownfield redevelopment in Humboldt County and created methodologies for small-municipal and rural communities to incorporate land recycling into their regional planning practices. Andrew continues to work on brownfield redevelopment projects as an Economic Development Specialist for the County of Humboldt. In this position, he works on projects targeted to meet community needs such as sustainable economic development, affordable housing, and infrastructure. Andrew is currently enjoying life in Humboldt County and raising two boys.

Fellow at a Glance

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Academic Background:
Humboldt State University, MS
Current Position:
Economic Development Specialist
Humboldt County
Architecture & Urban Planning
Engineering, Chemistry, Toxicology
Land, Open Space, Smart Growth
827 Manzanita Ave.
Eureka, California 95503-5428
(707) 498-6007

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