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erica andersonErica Anderson

Director of Economic and Community Development
Economic and Community Development

828.251.6622 (x123)


Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences, Minor, Natural Resource Economics, Colorado State University

Professional Experience

Erica joined LOSRC in 2010 to manage the WNC Forest Products Cooperative Marketing Project. She has fifteen years experience working with communities to achieve sustainable development through planning and implementing energy, environmental and economic development initiatives.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Planning Association (APA), member 2009
  • American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), member 2009
  • North Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association (NCAPA), member 2010
  • Project WET, Project WILD, and Project Learning Tree, facilitator since 2001

Awards and Honors

  • Source Water Protection Award, New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, 2010
  • C. David Loeks Outstanding Second Year Graduate Student in Urban and Regional Planning, 2002


  • Provide technical assistance and regional support with a focus on the interaction of land use, working lands and environmental planning.

Representative Projects

  • WNC Forest Products Cooperative Marketing Project
  • Bristol-New Hampton Tributaries Watershed Conservation Plan
  • Aquifer Protection Best Management Practices
  • Alternative Energy Land Use resource
  • Pemigewasset Watershed Resource Co-occurrence Mapping and Analysis