M.S. in Community and Economic Development, Pennsylvania State University, 2005

M.S. in Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2005

Machu Picchu Spanish School, Cusco, Peru, 2005

Bachelors of Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2001

University of Leeds, England, semester abroad, 1999

HUD TRAINING:  Integrated Disbursement of Information Systems HUD Training a Budget and Program Management Tool for CDBG and HOME; Advanced CDBG; CDBG/HOME Underwriting; Grant writing; HOME &NSP Training, Creating Affordable Housing, Stabilizing Neighborhoods; Effective Sub-recipient (Grantee) Management; Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Training; CDBG Basics: Training for Practioners, Environmental Review, Davis Bacon, Section 3, Coordinated Entry


Amy started Grommes Pulaski Consulting with the goal of creating balance in her life, aligning her work with her values, and using her skills to address complex problems and improve the world around her. She has a desire to learn, grow, and share her knowledge and experiences with others. Trained as an engineer, she has the ability to see across disciplines and boundaries to create holistic solutions to meet the needs of each client. She is dedicated to her work and specializes on projects that have a positive impact on local communities. 


she is passionate and focused on the work at hand.  She thinks big and brings her visions into reality through thoughtful communication and a determination to develop solutions that work. 

In her former life, Amy was...

the Community Development Manager at the City of Portland, Maine. During this time she provided trainings and educational meetings, directed community goal setting processes, managed the annual grant competition, and facilitated a citizen review committee. She developed tools for managing and monitoring grantees, created an economic development program, reported outcomes and accomplishments to HUD, and created the Consolidated Plan in the eCon Planning Suite. Recently she has been working with the Portland and State of Maine Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry Project. She has a basic knowledge of the HOME Program, Emergency Solutions Grant, and special grant programs including Housing Prevention and Rapid Rehousing, CDBG-Recovery, NSP-1 and Section 8/BEDI. 

In addition to the skills she gained working for the City of Portland, Amy's expertise draws from her rich and varied background including: fundraising at United Way of Greater Portland for their annual campaign; leading a grass roots initiative to develop educational opportunities for young people in Peru; serving as the lead researcher and co-teacher in a multi-disciplinary, service-learning course that built sustainable housing on a Native American reservation in Montana; working as a project engineer at a design build mechanical contractor in Colorado; and for a short time, spending her time as a chimney sweep. 

When Amy isn't working she's...

learning, exploring, and growing. She lives for the adventure in life. Amy enjoys living in Portland which allows her access to all the good things life has to offer ...  the ocean, the mountains, good food, good beer, and good friends. She is blessed to have a husband she adores, two young boys whom she cherishes, and her loyal dog, Fred. 

I could go on about Amy’s self confidence, ability to multi task, and to successfully interact with City Councilors, staff, and on-the-street neighborhood organizations and community activists…But the main point I would like to make in recommending her … is that over my 35 years of experience it is my opinion that Amy is a “natural” at Community Development, and her competence and commitment to sustainable community development should be encouraged.
— T.J. Martzial, Cloudburst Consulting Group