Emily Benedick was named NCRPC Executive Director in 2020. She joined the North Central Regional Planning Commission in 2015 as a Community Development Representative and became Assistant Director in 2018. A native of the Saint Louis, Missouri, area, Emily graduated with a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture from Kansas State University. Emily was a member of the 2019-2020 Leadership Mitchell County class. During her tenure with the organization, Emily has successfully assisted numerous cities, counties and organizations with project planning and development.