Susan Grandin to Head TPL Northeast Florida/Jacksonville Office

The Trust for Public Land (TPL) today announced that Susan Cobb Grandin has been selected to head the non-profit conservation organization’s new office in Jacksonville.

Prior to joining the Trust for Public Land, Grandin was an attorney with The Walters Law Firm in Jacksonville specializing in land use and environmental law and representing clients on issues involving zoning, land use, traditional neighborhood design, historic preservation, and governmental and administrative law.

Before joining The Walters Law Firm, Grandin held the position of Assistant General Counsel for the City of Jacksonville in the Environmental and Land Use Division. As part of her duties there, she served as counsel to the City of Jacksonville Planning Commission and the Historic Preservation Commission. Prior to attending Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law, she practiced as a landscape architect and a land planner for nine years.

“Susan Grandin’s knowledge and expertise will be a tremendous asset to our work in Jacksonville,” said Will Abberger, Director of Florida Programs for The Trust for Public Land. “TPL is committed to doing all we can to make Mayor Delaney’s vision of a “greenprint” for growth, called the “Preservation Project,” a reality.”

Grandin has written extensively for both The Florida Bar and the Jacksonville Bar Association. She currently serves as Vice President and Advocacy Chair for JaxPride, Inc., and on the board of Riverside Avondale Preservation, Inc. She is also a member of Jacksonville Community Council, JCCI Forward, and the Brownfields Coalition.

The Trust for Public Land specializes in conservation real estate, applying its expertise in negotiations, public finance, and law to protect land for public use and enjoyment.

Founded in 1972, headquartered in San Francisco, with 31 offices nationwide, including Tallahassee, Miami and now Jacksonville, TPL has worked to protect more than 1.2 million acres in 45 states valued at nearly $2 billion as parks, gardens, playgrounds, greenways, recreation areas, historic landmarks, and wilderness lands.

Operating in Florida since 1975, TPL has partnered with private landowners, communities, and government agencies to conserve more than 200 special places throughout the state for people to enjoy.