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Expert Spotlight

Helpdesk Expert, Vince Ranger

Vince joined OHM in 2022 after three decades in various planning and development roles with the Michigan Department of Transportation. In a unique role with OHM Advisors’ municipal engineering group, he uses his extensive expertise navigating federal and state grant programs to assist the firm’s clients in developing potential grant-funded projects.

As an Urban Project Development Specialist for MDOT’s Office of Economic Development, Vince spent nearly twenty years helping southeast Michigan local governments identify transportation development opportunities and related funding sources to bring those projects to fruition. Vince has been instrumental in shared-use path and trailways development projects such as the Michigan Airline and Huron Valley Trails, the Macomb Orchard Trail, the St. Clair County Bridge-to-Bay Trail, the Washtenaw County Border-to-Border Trail, and the Detroit Riverwalk.

Q: Why do you work in community advancement?

I enjoy working with communities to develop projects that will improve their quality of life and spur economic development. I’m
particularly interested in providing safe multimodal transportation opportunities in urban areas to improve access for all users.  I’m very excited that OHM is collaborating with the Michigan Municipal League to make the MI Funding Hub as robust and helpful as possible.

Q: “What is one thing you wish communities seeking funding knew?”
Talk to your community, make a plan, write it down.  There’s a lot funding opportunities out there, but projects that can demonstrate public engagement and provide planning documents stand out as the most competitive.

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