Justice joined the MMDC in May of 2020, shortly after completing his master’s degree in city and regional planning at Clemson University. He also has a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and sustainability from Northern Arizona University, in Flagstaff. Justice has a passion for helping communities realize their full potential through thoughtful planning. This might include working with public stakeholders on zoning or ordinance projects but could also include leading more involved comprehensive plans used to guide development over the course of a generation. While he enjoys his work in these areas, projects that focus on the environment and food security are of particular interest to Justice.
Justice is an also an advocate of the farm-to-table lifestyle. He sources his own meat, vegetables, eggs, and other groceries from local growers and artisans whenever possible. He’s also an avid cycling enthusiast and makes a conscious effort to avoid traveling in a car when he can get to his desired destination using either his road bike or his recently-acquired fat bike.
Having only recently moved from South Carolina, Minnesota winters are new to Justice. However, he is excited to lean in and embrace them. When the snow flies, he plans to spend much of his free time touring the area on his fat bike, though he still has some understandable reservations about traveling over the top of our area’s many frozen lakes. Justice will also be prepared to stay indoors and enjoy a good book when the winter weather is too intense. His favorite book is the Warmth of Other Suns, by Isabel Wilkerson, and his favorite author is Malcolm Gladwell.