Elizabeth Grobbel

Regional Planner II

Department: Strategic Initiatives
Phone: 617-933-0762


Lizzie joined MAPC in 2017 as a Regional Planner with the Department of Strategic Initiatives. Her background includes environmental engineering, corporate sustainability, and nonprofit leadership development/community engagement. Her work is focused on updating the 2008 regional plan, MetroFuture, to reflect the growth and change occurring in MAPC’s region of 101 cities and towns. Lizzie also supports project evaluation and knowledge management efforts at MAPC.

Prior to joining MAPC, Lizzie completed a New Sector Alliance Residency in Social Enterprise Fellowship with the Fenway Community Development Corporation, focused on capacity-building and community engagement. Additionally, Lizzie spent two years as Director of Sustainability for Graham Partners, Inc., leading environmental, social and governance strategy and projects for the firm and its portfolio of industrial companies.

Lizzie obtained her bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and master’s degree in Environmental Engineering, both from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. While at the University of Michigan, she was a Graham Sustainability Scholar, a Dow Sustainability Master’s fellow, and a Tauber Institute for Global Operations fellow. She is also a certified yoga instructor.

Areas of Expertise: Strategic planning, energy efficiency, community engagement, environmental sustainability issues