St. Ignace, Elle Jansen

Elle Jansen is the Community Development Fellow in St. Ignace, Michigan. Elle became interested in local government, placemaking, and community engagement while studying Urban Planning and Public Policy at Albion College.

After working at the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, Elle realized her affinity for using waterfronts as a space to promote community development. She is excited to be part of an organization that promotes innovative ideas and people-centered methods to revitalize community economic development. In her free time, Elle enjoys convincing tourists that the Great Lakes are better than any ocean and exploring local music scenes.