Founder and Executive Director, Youth Engagement Planning
Corrin Wendell, AICP is the Founder and Executive Director of Youth Engagement Planning (YEP!) and Community Development Director for the City of Little Canada in Minnesota. Corrin’s passion for nurturing current and future planners, and her commitment to enhancing the planning profession, were cultivated over a 20-year career spanning diverse planning disciplines. Corrin holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and a Master’s of City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University. Since 2006, YEP! has focused on educating young people in grades K-12 by introducing them to urban planning and civic engagement and creating opportunities for youth to have meaningful participation in advocating for change in their communities and the built environment. Corrin is also an active and engaged member of the American Planning Association holding numerous national-level leadership positions currently serving as Immediate Past Chair of the APA Women & Planning Division and AICP-certified since 2010. She is the recipient of the APA Minnesota Chapter Planner of the Year Award, APA Women & Planning Division Excellence in Leadership Award, and the Divisions Council Educational Excellence Achievement Award.
At the 2023 National Planning Conference, Corrin is excited to present share the methodology and mission behind YEP! and inspiring other planners to incorporate diverse youth perspectives into planning processes for a more inclusive and equitable outcome.