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Regional Development Planner


Candice joined the Region Five team in 2023 after gaining years of experience in the nonprofit sector contributing to community health and helping create areas where individuals and families can thrive. Candice believes the most enjoyable part of community planning is seeing opposing viewpoints come to a consensus and adopt a common goal. Her role as Regional Development Planner with R5DC will focus on comprehensive planning and implementation of projects surrounding renewable energy and environment in our five-county region. She is passionate about including underserved community members and giving space for multiple voices to be heard.   


Candice is honored to have achieved a bachelor’s degree in sociology and master’s degree in public administration. In her downtime, Candice can be found tending to her Brainerd-based farm with her husband and two children, adding to their collection of crazy critters, and teaching others about the importance of incorporating nature into our daily lives.


Candice can be reached at 218.232.6754 or

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