Jayme Breschard Thomann has been providing comprehensive planning support to the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region since 2006. Her focus on historic preservation planning at G/FLRPC and assistance with community revitalization programs such as the Western Erie Canal Main Street Program was recognized by the New York State Historic Preservation Office in 2009 by receiving the New York State Historic Preservation Award for Public Sector Achievement. She began her career with computer-aided design and drafting and hazard mitigation analysis at Dewberry in Fairfax, Virginia. She worked on the FEMA National Flood Insurance Program contract and participated in FEMA’s Public Assistance program during active hurricane seasons and the 2001 World Trade Center disaster. Other experiences include representation on the Town of Brookhaven Historic District Advisory Committee, as an environmental planner with a planning firm in Southampton, Long Island, and assistance with cultural resource documentation for Long Island’s South Shore Estuary Reserve with Long Island Traditions.
Master of Arts, Historic Preservation Planning
Dual Bachelor of Arts, Geography and Historic Preservation
Mary Washington College
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Jayme enjoys working with municipalities on incorporating the protection of significant environmental, historic and cultural resources into various planning initiatives. Her focus areas are water resources and municipal planning. Water resources planning includes Federal Phase II Stormwater Regulation assistance, participation with County Water Quality Coordinating Committees, watershed and floodplain management planning, and education and outreach. Jayme has also coordinated five (5) Regional Roundtable series: historic preservation and public consensus building; waterfront planning and development; green infrastructure for stormwater management; County Water Quality Coordinating Committees; Regional County WQCC Working Group; and planning for better floodplain management.
Jayme routinely presents at the G/FLRPC Biannual Local Government Workshop. She has also presented at the Landmark Society of Western New York Annual Conference, Monroe County Department of Planning and Development Land Use Decision-Making Training Program, New York State Canals Conference, New York State Wetlands Forum, Inc. Annual Conference, Cornell University’s Preservation: Sustainability 3, New York Upstate APA Chapter Annual Conference, Western New York Stormwater Conference & Tradeshow, Keuka Lake Land Use Leadership Alliance Training, New York State Floodplain and Stormwater Managers Association Conference, and Lake George Waterkeeper’s 2013 Low Impact Development Conference on a range of water resources planning, historic preservation, and downtown revitalization issues.