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Lisa Collins

PUBLIC POLICY LEAD

Lisa is the Public Policy Lead for Blue Zones Project Scottsdale, working with community partners and local government to provide creative approaches to adapt policies and practices in the built environment, food, tobacco and alcohol arenas to meet the community’s goals for well-being.

She has nearly 30 years of experience in municipal government. After moving to Arizona from Ohio in 1979, she attended Arizona State University where she graduated with an bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture and a master’s degree in Public Administration. Lisa spent the next 20 years working for the City of Scottsdale in a variety of roles in long range and current planning, neighborhood resources and in the mayor’s office. In 2005, Lisa began working for the City of Tempe as the Deputy Director for Development Services, focusing on planning and development.

Lisa transitioned into real estate and consulting where she developed processes and procedures in multiple development venues. After several years in the private sector, Lisa returned to municipal government serving as the Planning Administrator and Interim Development Services Director for the City of Glendale, and most recently as the Community Development Director for the Town of Paradise Valley, before beginning her new career at Blue Zones Project Scottsdale.

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