Moving the Needle – An Interactive Workshop on How to Make Your Stormwater Program Politically Relevant

Date / Time:
Tuesday, Sep 15 1:30pm to 3:35pm
Track / Session:
Track: Municipal Program Implementation / Session 2-3: Training Workshop
Short Description: 

A challenge facing every stormwater program is securing the necessary political support to achieve program goals. This workshop will provide each participant with the tools and knowledge to create a compelling argument and strategy for making their stormwater program politically relevant.

Speaker / Panelist 1:
Jamison Crosby, County of Napa
Biography: Jamison Crosby is the Stormwater Program Manager at the Napa Countywide Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program where she assists 6 member municipalities in implementing their Phase II NPDES permit. Prior to Napa County she worked as a Watershed Management Planning Specialist for the Contra Costa Clean Water Program in a similar capacity assisting 21 permittees in implementing a Phase I permit. Ms. Crosby has a B.S. in Environmental Science from UC Riverside and a Certificate in Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley Extension and is a registered CPESC.  She is a BASMAA and CASQA Board Member.
Speaker / Panelist 2:
Mike Carlson, NCE
Biography: Mike Carlson earned his Civil Engineering Degree from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo. He began his career with Contra Costa County Public Works Department in 1987 and has been involved in the water resources/clean water arena for over 30 years. Mike’s tenure with the County included leadership roles as the head of the County’s Flood Control District and the Deputy Director of Public Works responsible for Flood Control, Engineering Services, and Environmental divisions. In 2019 he retired from the County and joined NCE to work with clients on solving flood control, water resource, and stormwater challenges.
Speaker / Panelist 3:
Jason Drew, NCE
Biography: Jason is a Principal Scientist and the Practice lead for NCE’s Watershed Science & Planning service line. His professional focus is integrating the disciplines of engineering, science and planning to inform sound policy and solve complex resource challenges. Technically, Jason specializes in stormwater management and restoration design. When not in the office Jason spends his time in the Sierra Nevada Mountains or on Lake Tahoe with his wife and three kids.