Cynthia E. Winland, FAICP

Cindy Winland, never one to shy away from controversy or community discontent, has spent her career in high profile difficult land uses, pioneering alternative energy regulations, siting and removing uses such as prisons, landfills, water access, and most recently, coal fired power plants. Her work in managing vacant and abandoned land in rustbelt cities are models that have been used throughout the Midwest, spawning brownfield and land bank authorities and providing valuation techniques for deconstruction in Detroit and Gary, IN. In Michigan and Illinois, her professional leadership in rural, underserved, and declining communities has brought civility, thoughtful engagement and inclusiveness.