With heavy hearts, but the best of wishes, Epicenter must bid farewell to our dear friend and colleague Lindsey Briceno. After over two years working by our side, Lindsey is moving on… but not too far! She’ll be just on the other side of the Rocky Mountains working with the incredible Shopworks Architecture in Denver, Colorado, starting this August. And although we won’t have Lindsey’s full-time expertise in-office, she’s taking a critical seat on our Board of Directors for the next two years.
In 2019, Epicenter was selected to host a Rose Fellow through Enterprise Community Partners. After a very competitive process, Epicenter selected Lindsey Briceno as our two-year Rose Fellow. It was clear from her previous work that she approached community development through a patient and iterative process that combines housing, the arts, and cultural exploration. She clearly was (and remains!) a perfect fit for Epicenter. During her time with us Lindsey explored many local ideas about affordable housing which eventually led to Canal Commons, Epicenter’s first multi-family housing development. As Project Lead, Lindsey helped Epicenter secure $1.2-million dollars in funding and 3.8-acres of donated land in the heart of town, and establish many critical partnerships for Epicenter. Phase I (5 rental units) of Canal Commons is set to break ground in 2021!
Epicenter won’t be the same without you, but we are forever changed for the better because of you, Lindsey!
Please join Epicenter in celebrating Lindsey’s achievements in Green River on Saturday, July 3rd at Swasey’s Beach at 3PM! Snacks and drinks will be provided. We recommend bringing your swimsuit, sun protection, extra water, and beach activities. RSVP via Facebook.