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Melissa Lee Will Lead Urban Planning Practice at Public Works Partners

Public Works Partners, a WBE/DBE/SBE-certified planning and consulting firm headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, said Melissa S. Lee has joined the firm as a principal and will lead its urban planning practice, called Community Health. Lee brings more than 25 years of experience delivering urban planning solutions in the government, nonprofit and private sectors. 

“We have significantly expanded our Community Health practice over the past three years and bringing Melissa on board enables us to accelerate this growth,” said Celeste Frye, co-founder and CEO of Public Works Partners. 

Most recently, Lee served as West Coast division lead and Director of Planning & Community Engagement for Concordia LLC. Her work building stronger communities has included roles with the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority, where she launched and managed significant grantmaking initiatives, and the Office of the New York City Mayor, where she oversaw a $15-million streetscape project. 


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