Kate joined Farmington's Downtown Development Authority in July 2017.
Downtown Farmington has experienced a resurgence in activity over the past decade, with two major street scape projects, several major facade renovations and attraction of new businesses and housing projects. The DDA's Main Street Program has been accredited by the National Main Street Center for its 12th straight year in 2018. Kate is integrally involved in event and promotion planning, downtown maintenance, volunteer management, market analysis, business development and attraction, property development, public relations and more. Work to update the Downtown Master Plan has just been completed, which will set the stage for the next phase of development.
Kate received her BA in Design from Michigan State University and holds a Master of Urban Planning, with specialization in Community Development from Wayne State University.
Kate, and her husband Dave, live in Northville. They have three children, Nolan, Eleanor and Meredith.