Nicole Crutchfield

Planning Director
City of Fargo, North Dakota
Fargo, North Dakota

Nicole Crutchfield is a licensed landscape architect and city planner, serving as Planning Director for the City of Fargo since early 2018.  She has been working at the City of Fargo since 2007.  Prior to moving to Fargo, she worked for the City of Round Rock, Texas and previous to that was employed in architecture and planning companies providing consultation to mid-size cities throughout the Midwest. Beginning in 2010, she co-managed the Fargo Project with ecological artist, Jackie Brookner.  The Fargo Project is a Creative Placemaking project, and is supported by awards from the National Endowment for the Arts Our Town Grant, ArtPlace America and Kresge Foundation.  Crutchfield has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Kansas State University, and Master of Science in Natural Resource Management from North Dakota State University.  She and The Fargo Project team continue to seek innovative practices for integrating the lessons learned from The Fargo Project's framework into everyday practice at the City of Fargo.