Freese and Nichols hired Jennifer Miller as the Georgia Stormwater Services Leader
Freese and Nichols, Inc. has added Jennifer Miller as the Georgia Stormwater Services Leader, according to the Freese and Nichols, Inc. press release.
Miller provides water quality, planning, permitting and policy capabilities, said the press release. She also expands the firm’s reach in natural resources management and fluvial geomorphology. Miller works with metropolitan communities to address challenges related to urban development, such as erosion and sedimentation, by helping them restore and preserve natural resources that also protect water resources.
A Senior Environmental Scientist based in Atlanta, Miller has spent more than 20 years managing and supporting a variety of storm water, water quality, permitting and water management projects. She takes a wholistic approach, examining characteristics and processes of an entire watershed and water cycle, not just local and site-specific attributes, according to the press release.
Miller has played a role in water policy development and implementation at the state and regional levels, including serving as a technical lead for the Surface Water Availability Assessment conducted for the state of Georgia. The results of this study served, in part, as the technical foundation for implementation of the State Water Plan.
“We’re excited that Jennifer is adding her skills and vast experience in the Atlanta metro market to our team and helping strengthen our commitment to Georgia,” said Carleton Sherrer, principal and vice president of Freese and Nichols in the press release.
Miller has worked in the southeastern U.S., western U.S. and Alaska to broaden her understanding of natural resources management policies and technical solutions best suited to unique geographies, governance and local communities. Her experience includes:
- Leading watershed improvement and management projects for the city of Atlanta and other local governments, identifying green infrastructure practices to improve storm water infiltration and overall river basin water quality
- Managing a stream restoration, green infrastructure design and permitting project on Garner Creek in Gwinnett County
- Conducting green infrastructure and storm water master planning for various municipal clients
- Assisting private and public sector clients with permitting and developing regulatory compliance strategies
- Performing wetland and stream delineations and permitting, and establishing mitigation sites
Miller is a longtime member of the Georgia Association of Water Professionals. She has a Master of Science in Watershed Science from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Natural Resources Management – Ecosystem Assessment from North Carolina State University.