November PYP All-Star
Our November All-Star is Elizabeth Schrey, AICP! Learn more about Elizabeth below!
Name: Elizabeth A. Schrey, AICP
Employment: I am currently working for Flynn Built. We are a locally-owned construction company building award-winning homes in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, and Walton Counties in Florida and Baldwin County in Alabama. Prior to joining the private-sector development world, I spent about 10 years working for various local government agencies as a land use, emergency management, and regional transportation planner. I have worked on countless projects across the region ranging from single-family residences, to commercial and large-scale multi-family developments, all the way up to the $500 million Pensacola Bay Bridge replacement project.
Tenure in PYP: I have been a member for about 5 months now.
What other organizations are you involved in?
I am a member of Seville Rotary, the League of Women Voters, the Institute for Women in Politics, the American Planning Association, the American Institute of Certified Planners, and the Krewe of Seville. I also serve as Treasurer and Secretary Pro-tem for the PTSA for Warrington Middle School.
What is your favorite thing about Pensacola?
Everything. I love the beaches, the rivers, the Bluffs, Downtown, Brownsville (my neighborhood), and the people. We have such a beautiful landscape and that is coupled with an abundance of groups whose mission is to help the less fortunate. Any given day you can find a fun and meaningful way to give back to our community. Pensacola is just full of amazing places and people.
What is your favorite thing about PYP:
When a group of dedicated people come together to support a worthy cause, change happens. That is what PYP does. It creates a forum for like-minded, passionate, and informed young professionals to sit down, discuss their ideas, and take action.
What do you feel YPs can do to be a catalyst for positive change in our community?
Be involved. Stay informed of the issues. Be vocal, whether at the poles or at meetings, just make your stance known. We can’t just assume someone else will make sure the right things get accomplished for us. We have to fight for what we believe in.