Employee Spotlight!

Jen Topa, Project Manager

How long have you worked at Highland Planning?

I’ve been with Highland Planning for 11 years. I started with Tanya doing door to door outreach for the street liaison project and worked on a contract basis. I was her first employee.

What do you like best about working at Highland Planning?

My favorite part about working for Highland Planning is that I get to work in the community that I live and feel like I can make an impact and stay up to date with all of the cool things happening in Rochester and WNY.

Coffee or tea?

Definitely tea! Iced Tea to be exact. Some may say that I have a problem with my straight up black iced tea addiction from Starbucks. There could be worse problems to have! I have tried coffee once, not for me.

What is your favorite menu item from our neighbor, Swillburger?

That’s a toss up between the beet burger (delicious) and the chocolate/oreo milkshake.

What is your best piece of public engagement advice?

My best advice, is to really connect with community members and get to know them. It makes such a difference!





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