Amy S. Luersen, FAICP
Amy Luersen spent her career committed to amplifying the voices of vulnerable communities striving for social, economic, and environmental justice through authentic participation in the planning process. Amy provides leadership in community planning by developing consensus-based plans and projects for the Kāne‘ohe Bay community in Hawai‘i. Through her role at the Hawai‘i Community Foundation, she provides resources to communities throughout Hawai‘i. Amy’s leadership has resulted in protection of natural resources of land and water, increased food security through community-based economic development, and improved capacity of rural communities, leading to a more sustainable island community.