As Managing Director of Resilient by Design, Amanda is overseeing the development and implementation of the year-long Bay Area Challenge. She brings a wide range of public, private and non-profit experience to this effort. Most recently, Amanda helped cities, counties, school and park districts throughout California develop and pass public finance measures raising hundreds of millions of dollars in new funding for conservation, parks and other essential infrastructure. Before that, as Deputy Director of Greenbelt Alliance, Amanda worked with communities throughout the nine-county Bay Area to protect our region’s iconic natural areas and encourage the right development in the right places.
Amanda believes in working closely with community members to understand the unique needs of a jurisdiction, and crafting policies and plans that will most effectively meet those needs. She brings a strong understanding of the concerns of local residents, community leaders and how to effectively communicate with different audiences.
Amanda holds a B.A. in Latin American Studies from Wesleyan University and an M.P.P. from the Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley. She lives with her family in Oakland, where she worked in the early 2000s as Chief of Staff to Oakland City Councilmember Nancy Nadel.