About Me

Benno Martens (ben-oh mart-ins)

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I’ve spent the past dozen years working as a planner in the community development field. My experience has come at the neighborhood, municipal, and county levels.

My expertise boils down to three things: listening, spreadsheets, and storytelling. I’m invested in actually hearing people’s ideas and concerns, I know the numbers ($), and I can craft the narrative.

I have a Master of City and Regional Planning degree from The Ohio State University, and currently work at the local government level, which allows me to help effect positive change (however small) in the lives of residents and the community as a whole.

For more information on my professional pursuits, you can check out my resume or find me on LinkedIn.

When I’m not working or writing, I can usually be found watching Cleveland or Ohio State sports, reading a book, trying to find the best tacos in northeast Ohio, or hanging out with my 2-year old nephew.

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