Flood Plain Management

To promote the common interest in reducing flood losses and to encourage the protection and enhancement of natural floodplain values...


Bay Area Luncheons

WHEN: Thursday, July 27, 2017, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION: One Kaiser Plaza, Suite 1150, Oakland, CA

SPEAKERS: Amanda Brown-Stevens, Managing Director, Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge

TOPIC:  Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge

COST:  $15 for FMA Members and $20 for Non-members

TO REGISTER:  Register on-line HERE. Seating limited.

**Attendees should allow extra time to pass through security on the first floor and check in at the Regional Board office on the 14th floor. 


The Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge launched on May 31, 2017.  Design teams have submitted applications responding to the Design Brief and the invitation to identify areas that are vulnerable to sea level rise is open until July 14. 

During this luncheon, Amanda will discuss the Bay Area Challenge, a collaborative research and design project that brings together local residents, public officials and local, national and international experts to develop innovative solutions to the issues brought on by climate change that our region faces today.  To learn more about the project visit: http://www.resilientbayarea.org/

Amanda Brown-Stevens bio:

Amanda brings a wide range of experience to the role of Managing Director of the Bay Area Resilient by Design Challenge. Most recently, both at The Trust for Public Land and a private consulting firm, 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. 

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FMA organizes luncheons in the Bay Area on a variety of topics relating to floodplain management.  If you would like to be added to the notification list please send an e-mail . If you are interested in a particular speaker or topic, please contact Mary Seits, at mary.seits@floodplain.org.


FMA Bay Area Luncheon Presentations

Alameda County Hydrology & Hydraulics Manual

San Francisco Advanced Quantitative Precipitation Information System

Funding Stormwater Services 

Sustainable Funding for Stormwater Services

San Francisco Bay Area Study (March 2013, 6 MB)