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Team & Partners


Andrew Butcher

Andrew Butcher supports communities around the country in targeting under-utilized land as a platform for creativity, health, justice, and resilience.


​He currently serves as Director of Innovation and Resilience for The Greater Portland Council of Governments and staffs the Maine Broadband Coalition.   He was the 2017/2018 Executive Fellow at The Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon University, and adjunct faculty for the School of Architecture at CMU.  He has served as consultant to numerous national non-profits and was founding CEO of GTECH Strategies (Now Grounded Pgh).

Butcher was a Coro Fellow in St. Louis; An Echoing Green Global Fellow; a Hitachi Foundation Social Entrepreneur; and received his Bachelors from American University and his Masters from The Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. He lives in Maine, enjoys food metaphors, jumping in cold water, and celebrating parks with his two children and wife Julie Butcher Pezzino. He recently fixed his waffle maker much to his family’s joy - and surprise.  


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Special Thanks to former USPS Governor David Williams for his inspiration and service.  

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