Michele L. Christina
Ms. Christina spent over 10 years in the environmental consulting field, working predominantly on pre-remedial assessments on Federal and State superfund sites. She then jumped to the public sector side of the fence working as the City of Trenton’s Brownfields Coordinator and, later, as the City’s Director of the Division of Economic Development.
Currently, Ms. Christina is co-owner of BRS, Inc., a municipal consulting services group headquartered in New Jersey. BRS helps their municipal and county government clientele that struggle with redevelopment funding and staffing capacity. BRS assist public sector entities create places where residents want to live, work, and play by preparing winning grant applications and providing outsourced project management for public sector redevelopment projects.
As co-owner of BRS, Michele Christina manages redevelopment projects and municipal brownfield programs. Ms. Christina is the principal in charge of the firm’s technical services. Services performed for clientele on public sector redevelopment projects include:
• Redevelopment strategies;
• Identification of redevelopment funding sources;
• Application for and administration of funding sources;
• Regulatory liaison;
• Management of revolving loan funds; and
• Community outreach and facilitation.
Ms. Christina holds her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Environmental Science, with a concentration in Chemistry, from Westminster College. She is licensed in New Jersey in underground storage tank closure and subsurface evaluation. She is also a certified Economic Development Finance Professional.