Promoting Trails &
Greenways in Indiana

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Who we count on

Allyson P. Mitchell, Executive Director
amitchell@greenwaysfoundation.org

Allyson Mitchell

Allyson Mitchell is an Indianapolis sustainability professional with an experience in design, community economic development, municipal policy, and higher education. She leads the Greenways Foundation with both a wide background of skills in landscape architecture, real estate development, sustainability planning, and law — and a passion for connecting people and nature.

Allyson is a native of Greensburg, Indiana, where she grew up on a large farm and first became connected to nature. She graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Landscape Horticulture & Design and went on to the University of Michigan for a master of landscape architecture degree. While at the U of M, Allyson discovered her passion for sustainability and desire to weave together design, nature, and people for resilient communities. Her career has allowed her to engage this passion from a variety of roles, including as a landscape designer, a corporate sustainability advocate & educator, a policy and program manager for the City of Indianapolis’ Office of Sustainability, a graduate program assistant professor at IUPUI’s School of Public & Environmental Affairs, and as owner of her own sustainability consulting firm, Sustainable Catalyst Partners. She also has a degree in law from the McKinney School of Law at Indiana University - Indianapolis, with a focus on environmental law.

Allyson is a long-time supporter and advocate for trails and greenways, and an avid trail user. She enjoys cycling, running and walking along the many trails in Indianapolis, especially the Monon trail near her home. She loves to give out-of-town friends tours of the city by bike on greenways, as she believes it’s the best way to experience the city. She also enjoys discovering new trails when she travels around the state and to other states.

Allyson enjoys the challenge of working with a wide variety of professionals, organizations, and communities to advance initiatives that solve several problems at once. Her various career experiences prepare her for the many roles she’ll fulfill as the Executive Director of the Greenways Foundation including educator, advocate, spokesperson, fundraiser, and project manager. She believes trails and greenways provide an inspiring intersection of nature, community, recreation, design, health & sustainability that allow individuals and neighborhoods to flourish and reach their highest potential.

Consultants:

Legal counsel, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

Communications and marketing, mediumFusion Creative Group

Graphics, social media and web site, tom mcCain, crittur dot com