Amanda Brown-Stevens

Managing Director, Resilient By Design

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.

Authored Content

  • May 16 2018
    Blog Post Designing a More Resilient Future for the Bay Area Throughout this country and beyond, we are starting to see tangible effects of climate change in our communities and we know we are not prepared. Resilient by Design | Bay Area Challenge is an innovative, community-based way to proactively tackle the threat of sea-level rise. The gist: meet one of our greatest challenges with a […] Amanda Brown-Stevens