Jenna Amundsen joined Sustainable Westchester in April 2016 to help launch Westchester Power, New York State’s first Community Choice Aggregation Program (CCA). Her early career in real estate property management and restoration was spent ‘on the ground’, scouting for viable yet abandoned properties and crafting plans for their adaptive re-use in New York City, Westchester, Philadelphia, and Portland, Oregon.
Creative project management, dedication, and neighborhood outreach efforts led to the restoration of many cohesive, eco-friendly, mixed-use communities in formerly underserved areas (Soho, Lower East Side, Upper West Side, the Bronx, and Vine Street). Jenna has managed over thirty commercial projects on residential buildings, public spaces, vertical landscapes, thus revitalizing run down and underutilized spaces for communities.
Originally New York City natives, Jenna and her husband have been residents of Bedford Hills for 22 years. He is an active volunteer fire commissioner/firefighter. Jenna’s passion for natural health and wellness led to a master’s degree in plant medicine. In her spare time, she teaches holistic living and is developing a grassroots community plant-medicine garden. Committed to Sustainable Westchester’s environmental mission and initiatives, Jenna is solidly focused on making a difference in the quality of life for the residents of Westchester County and beyond.