Meishka L. Mitchell

  • Vice President of Neighborhood Initiatives
  • Coopers Ferry Partnership

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Biography

Meishka has established herself as a leader in the community, equally respected by government officials, community partners, city residents, and her peers. Drawing on her background as a Camden native, as well as her education and experience, she brings a keen and unique perspective to her work in community planning and neighborhood revitalization at Cooper’s Ferry Partnership. Meishka joined the CFP staff as a graduate intern in 2003 and took the helm as the Vice President of Neighborhood Initiatives in 2010. Meishka has played a key role in broadening CFP's mission to address planning and redevelopment efforts in Camden's neighborhoods, overseeing the development of plans and implementation of key neighborhood projects with a high level of community input and participation. Meishka has managed the implementation of numerous critical infrastructure and park improvement projects, and is instrumental in Camden’s innovative sustainability and placemaking initiatives. Meishka has a Master of City Planning from the University of Pennsylvania. Meishka is also certified by the American Institute of Certified Planners and maintains a Professional Planners license with the State of New Jersey. Meishka serves as a volunteer for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Camden, is actively involved at First Nazarene Baptist Church, and is currently working towards a PhD in Public Affairs and Community Development at Rutgers University.