Jill K. Lankford has worked with communities in their park and recreation planning and design efforts with a particular focus on community character and development.
She has a BA and MA in landscape architecture and a masters of urban and regional planning (MURP) from the University of Oregon.
Jill has a BA in recreation administration from CSU Chico. She has held staff and leadership positions in parks and recreation.
She was the coordinator of the Sustainable Tourism and Environment Program at the University of Hawaii and the University of Northern Iowa, where she completed community development projects with students for community and regional agencies and organizations.
She has considerable experience in park and recreation master planning, open space planning, and trail planning.
Jill continues her work in Fresno, focusing on community park and recreation planning and water-wise design.
Presently, she is the coordinator of the Sustainable Park and Recreation Community Initiative (SPARCI) at Fresno State.