Cecily Cunz joined AES in 2012 and is a certified Environmental Planner with a primary role of leading planning efforts and providing high level project management, stakeholder group facilitation, GIS analysis, professional design, technical writing, and data gathering. She excels at researching, analyzing, and assembling data related to all aspects of watershed and environmental planning and policy and presenting that information clearly to stakeholders.
Cecily served as Project Manager for the Pike River Watershed Plan, the first USEPA-approved watershed plan in Wisconsin, the Catfish Creek Watershed Management plan in Iowa, and the 7th Avenue and State St. Creek Watershed-Based Plan in Illinois. She worked extensively on the Long Run Creek, Wind Point, Spring Creek, and Woods Creek watershed plans across Illinois and Wisconsin. In addition, Cecily led a planning and visioning process to develop a trail and greenway network in Coles County, Illinois.
She has also worked with various Tribal communities, including the Lac Vieux Desert Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa, the Stockbridge Munsee Band of Mohican Indians, and the Menominee Indian Tribe of WI to protect their water resources by developing targeted water quality assessment reports, management plans, wetland management plans, and outreach tools.
Cecily has extensive knowledge of GIS, field experience assessing streams, detention basins, and other watershed characteristics, and has coordinated planning and grants processes for watershed efforts as well as presented information at conferences related to water quality planning and policy including applications of GIS technology for watershed planning, and led/facilitated community watershed planning workshops and charrettes.