Louise Allen

Associate Director

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Primary Responsibilities

  • Cultivates and maintains partnerships with other land conservation organizations, funders, community groups, government entities.
  • Oversees strategic initiatives within the greater land protection community, including visioning, problem solving and solutions, and intentional positioning to further the long-term and/or short-term mission and goals of Bluegrass Land Conservancy.
  • Oversees special projects within the organization including but not limited to the Harrods Creek Watershed initiative..


Past Experience

Louise has worked in land use planning and growth management in the Louisville region for over 30 years.  Louise began her career with the Louisville and Jefferson County Planning Commission in 1989. During her career in Louisville, her experience included: managing the Transportation Element of Jefferson County’s Comprehensive Plan- Cornerstone 2020; corridor planning, bike and pedestrian planning, drafting land use regulations; and preparing various neighborhood plans. Louise was Executive Director of Planning and Development for over 8 years for Oldham County, Kentucky, a rapidly growing community in the Louisville Metropolitan Area. She was instrumental in developing Oldham County’s first capacity planning ordinances.  After retiring from government, Louise became the Director of Oldham Ahead which led to the formation of the Limestone Land Trust.



She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.


Favorite Thing About The Bluegrass

Louise loves the communities throughout the Greater Bluegrass Region including the natural environment that surrounds them.



Traveling, spending time with family and friends, and genealogy.




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