Downtown Frederick Partnership
Kara has served on the techfrederick Advisory Board since 2017. She brings more than 20 years of experience in the urban planning field, working for nonprofits, government agencies and consultants. In addition to her role on the Advisory Board, Kara serves as the Executive Director of Downtown Frederick Partnership and as a board director at the Tourism Council of Frederick County, the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce and East Frederick Rising.
Previously, Kara has worked in a variety of urban planning roles for the City of San Antonio, Durham Community Land Trustees and the City of Des Moines.
Kara has a masters in planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a bachelors from Iowa State University.