Wayne Beyea is a faculty member and specialist within the MSU School of Planning, Design and Construction’s Urban & Regional Planning Program. He is in control of an MSU Extension outreach program with an emphasis on the science and policy of green community planning, renewable energy siting and infrastructure, and sustainable development and climate change law. Beyea served as the Statewide Coordinator of the MSU Extension Michigan Citizen Planner program from 2002-2012, leading the program to state and national prominence under his direction. He has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of community planning, economic development and land use law at the local, county, regional and state levels. Beyea holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Urban Planning from MSU, a Master of Public Administration Degree with a concentration in growth management, from the University of Maine, and Juris Doctor Degree from the MSU College of Law.