Coordinator of the Urban Waters Federal Partnership, Office of Water, EPA, Office of Water
I lead the Urban Waters Federal Partnership on the staff of the Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds at EPA. The Partnership has fostered the creation of 19 local urban watershed partnerships and national federal and public-private partnerships to clean up waterways and surrounding lands and to spur economic development and revitalize communities. The Partnership includes hundreds of innovative leaders from across EPA and its 10 Regional Offices, as well as the US Department of Agriculture, and US Department of the Interior. I entered federal service as a Presidential Management Fellow.
Areas of Expertise
- Watershed protection
- Drinking water safety
- State/local/federal relations
- Ground water protection policy
- Federal poverty programs and Congressional affairs