Meet Our RARE AmeriCorps Participant: Jeremy Goldsmith

Jeremy Goldsmith RARE Resource Assistance for Rural Environments

Jeremy Goldsmith received his Bachelor of Science degree in both Geography and Environmental Planning, and Recreation and Facility Management from Western Kentucky University. After attaining his Bachelor’s degree, Jeremy served with Peace Corps in Gambia, where he worked as an Environmental Volunteer on an array of public health, agricultural development, rural development, sustainable land use, and environmental education-related projects. Jeremy hopes to use his RARE AmeriCorps – Resource Assistance for Rural Environments experience to further define his professional goals and interests. Following his year with the RARE Program, Jeremy hopes to find work in the field of environmental planning, or in parks and recreation management.

Jeremy is placed with the City of Seaside, where he will primarily focus on working with Councilors, City Staff, and the public to design a visioning process that will satisfy the Council’s goals and expectations. Jeremy will also work with the City to strengthen local tsunami and earthquake preparedness activities via an array of education and outreach activities. Lastly, Jeremy will provide technical assistance, coordination and leadership, and act as a liaison between City staff and various stakeholders on development of a project implementation plan for Seaside’s Necanicum Estuary Natural History Park.

The City of Seaside has historically been one of the Oregon Coast’s most visited and popular oceanfront communities. The City of Seaside encompasses approximately 3.9 square miles of land and 0.2 square miles of surface water. A number of local facilities including, but not limited to, a convention center, parks, a public library, a water treatment plant, and a waste-water treatment plant are maintained by the City of Seaside. Incorporated in 1899, the City of Seaside is led by an elected Mayor, a City Manager and six City Councilors.

Organization: City of Seaside
Community: Seaside, Oregon
Population: 6,457
County: Clatsop


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