A group of environmental industry volunteers recently came together to form the Alabama Brownfields Association (ALBFA), a non-profit advocacy and educational group formed to promote redevelopment of brownfield sites throughout the state of Alabama. Michael D. McCown, a PPM founder and principal in PPM’s Birmingham, Alabama office was elected Vice President of the new group. McCown will assist with implementing the Association’s mission of redeveloping underutilized brownfield properties to improve the environment and stimulate economic development.
This Association supports the public and private sectors by educating the community and promoting revitalization, conservation, restoration and remediation. The ALBFA’s primary purpose is to be a resource to assist with community outreach and education ultimately allowing the state to be a good steward of its real estate resources. Mike’s long-term success in the industry will allow him to lead ALFBA well.
McCown said, “I am excited to be a part of this new Association and to help build interest and momentum in redeveloping brownfield sites in Alabama. It has been rewarding to see such a diverse group of environmental, real estate, legal, regulatory professionals come together for the common cause of returning underutilized properties to beneficial use.”
PPM currently has seven employees that will be joining ALFBA: Jenny Black, Matt Ebbert Walt Henley, Trey Hess, Zane Hood, Melissa Pearce and Keith Pyron. These future members see the importance of this association and will bring their expertise to further help impact the state and the community of Alabama.
ALBFA allows members a unique opportunity to collaborate with professionals from both the public and private sector that are active in brownfield redevelopment. Members will learn about various topics such as funding opportunities and strategies used by others to overcome the issues associated with revitalization projects.
Learn more about the opportunities ALBFA offers and how to become a member here.