Bethany Meys

Project Manager

Phone: (518) 899-2608
Email: bethany@camoinassociates.com
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As a Project Manager, Bethany is passionate about sustainable economic development and focuses on executing market analyses and strategic plans to guide communities in creating a bright economic future. Bethany started at Camoin as an Analyst and transitioned into her role as Project Manager after her thoughtful communication and organizational skills helped clients meet deadlines and achieve their goals. Throughout the years, Bethany has managed a range of projects, including grant administration, housing market analysis, strategic plans, and economic and fiscal impact analysis. Bethany specializes in incorporating community engagement into planning work and uses several community engagement tactics to help facilitate support for implementation. Among her favorite tactics are community surveys and community workshops. Within Camoin, Bethany works to develop the team’s marketing and real estate portfolios. Bethany holds a Master’s of Public Health from University at Albany School of Public Health and a Bachelor’s of Science in Environmental Science from Siena College.

 

Affecting Real Change

Maine Domestic Trade Initiative | Maine Department of Economic and Community Development | Bethany served as Project Manager for Maine’s Domestic Trade Baseline Study, which assessed the domestic trade ecosystem within the State of Maine and the State’s analytical capacity for industry and market research, and developed recommendations for implementing a domestic trade effort. As Project Manager, Bethany facilitated interviews and focus groups with state departments and regional stakeholders to further develop an inventory of trade assets in Maine. Market research and benchmarking helped to inform Maine’s competitive edge and opportunity for further development.

Organizational and Strategic Plan | EDC Warren County | EDC Warren County sought to transform and broaden its role to meet the emerging needs of the County and its businesses. As Project Manager, Bethany led the process, which included an assessment of the organization, best practice research, board and staff organizational workshops, and key stakeholder interviews. Occurring amid the COVID-19 pandemic, this process proved to be pivotal for the organization and provided EDC Warren County with a roadmap that aligns the organization’s governance, staffing, and funding capacity with the Warren County economic development strategy and will expand the organization’s economic development roles to support growth within the county.

Market Analysis and Building Reuse Feasibility Study | Ticonderoga, NY | Camoin 310, in partnership with In.Site.Architecture, was retained to conduct a market analysis and building reuse feasibility study of three Ticonderoga properties and develop strategies to support revitalization across downtown Ticonderoga. As Lead Analyst, Bethany examined the market conditions and interviewed community stakeholders to form recommendations for feasible market uses of the buildings. This process considered site plans as well as implications of COVID-19 in a tourist-centric downtown.

City of Lockport Downtown Revitalization Initiative Market Analysis | City of Lockport, NY | In October 2018, the City of Lockport was announced as the recipient of $10 million in state funding for its Downtown Revitalization Initiatives. Camoin worked as part of a larger consultant team to conduct a market analysis of existing and projected trends within the City of Lockport and surrounding region. Bethany served as Project Manager, leading analysis, conducting stakeholder interviews, and vetting prospective projects. Throughout the Downtown Revitalization Initiative process, Camoin supported the Local Planning Committee with market analysis data to understand the feasibility of pipeline projects and determine which projects should be submitted to the Department of State for funding consideration.

Los Angeles County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) | Los Angeles County, CA  | As Lead Analyst, Bethany delved into the economic conditions of the diverse landscape of Los Angeles County and the surrounding region to fully understand the existing conditions. With this knowledge, the Camoin 310 team created targeted strategies to guide the County in achieving actionable results over the five-year lifespan of the CEDS while focusing on economic and environmental resiliency.