Barton & Loguidice Enhances Climate Adaptation Team With New Climate Action Specialist

January 11, 2022

Firm Develops Planning/Funding/Design Services focused on Climate Resiliency 

Barton & Loguidice welcomes Jayme Breschard, AICP, CFM to the firm as Senior Managing Community Planner where she will serve in the role of Climate Action Specialist. Breschard will be based in B&L’s Rochester office.

“Barton & Loguidice has created this leadership position to provide clients with holistic planning, funding, and design guidance as part of the physical resilience and adaptive capacity of public infrastructure to flooding, drought, water quality, sea-level rise, heat stress, and other climate risks. The position will also align efforts and help address the rising impacts and inequities of climate change experienced by disadvantaged communities,” said Barton & Loguidice Director of Sustainable Planning and Design Ken Knutsen. “We are fortunate to have Jayme, an established Climate Action Specialist, coordinating our multi-disciplined professional staff in the enhanced climate resiliency efforts with communities, funding and regulatory agencies, watershed commissions, and strategic professional partners with our multi-state service regions.”

 Breschard has 20 years of experience working for national and regional technical firms and public planning organizations. With certifications from the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and the Association of State Floodplain Managers (CFM), she approaches projects with keen recognition of diversity, equity and inclusion. Breschard has an extensive background tackling sustainability, climate and flood resiliency, stream restoration, water quality, and hazard mitigation needs through planning support, capacity building, funding application/administration, public/private/regulatory agency partnership coordination and design/construction of infrastructure projects. She is graduate of Cornell University (M.A., Historic Preservation Planning) and Mary Washington College (B.A., Geography and Historic Preservation). Breschard is a member of the Land Use and Local Government Advisory Panel of the NYS Climate Action Council, Sector Advisor for the Water Resources Technical Workgroup for the NYS Climate Impacts Assessment, and Chapter Director of District 1 of the Association of State Floodplain Managers. She has written and presented extensively on the topic of climate action as well.