Beth A. Grigsby, LPG
Senior Project Consultant
Environmental Services

Beth Grigsby is a Licensed Professional Geologist (LPG) with 27 years of experience providing environmental technical assistance to local government agencies, non-profits and private stakeholders with specialization in the acquisition, disposition and redevelopment of contaminated properties. She is responsible for preparation of applications for U.S. EPA Grants and other redevelopment incentive programs. Beth serves as Senior Project Consultant/Community Relations Manager for EPA Grant communities in Indiana, southern Ohio, Illinois and Kentucky. She works closely with Grant communities to secure funding sources, perform Grant support services, conduct community outreach, identify project partners, and work as liaison between communities and project managers. What she enjoys most is seeing the visible difference a project has made in a community.

Beth’s expertise includes environmental consulting and program management, providing brownfields technical assistance to local governments, grant writing and community outreach, and municipal and non-profit experience accessing and leveraging private, federal and state funding for redevelopment projects. Since 2004, Beth has been affiliated with the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Program. The TAB program is funded by the EPA and provides training and technical assistance to communities and nonprofits who are interested in redeveloping brownfields. As former TAB coordinator for EPA Region 5, she has worked closely with the EPA, federal and state agencies to identify resources specific to a community’s revitalization project. She has a passion for connecting the dots and identifying strategies that include other stakeholders coming to the redevelopment table. Beth has a B.A. degree in Geology with Continuing Master Studies through Indiana University-Purdue University, and she’s also completed the Indiana Economic Development Course sponsored by the International Economic Development Council.

Maintaining active participation in appropriate professional organizations, Beth is expanding SME’s EPA Grant Program and Brownfield Redevelopment Program—she develops and maintains effective relationships with EPA Brownfields Grant applicants and awardees, prepares successful applications, and continues to expand visibility as a Brownfield grant and funding expert within Grant communities. She is an active member of Indiana Association of Regional Councils; Indiana Economic Development Association; Association for Redevelopment Initiatives; and Funders Team for the American Council of Engineering Companies. While her successes are behind the scenes, she is most proud of securing the 2015 Governor’s award for environmental excellence for a successful brownfields redevelopment in a small City in western Indiana.

In her spare time, Beth enjoys being with her husband, five children, four grandchildren and their dogs, as well as working on home renovation projects.


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