Track 2: Integrated Planning for Holistic Solutions

Track Intro Webinar

Tues, July 13 • 10:00-11:30am

Track Workshop #1

Thurs, July 29 • 10:00am-12:00pm

Track Workshop #2

Tues, Aug 17 • 1:00-3:00pm

Track Workshop #3

Tues, Sept 28 • 1:00-3:00pm

Track Outcomes Webinar

Tues, Oct 19 • 12:30-2:00pm

Track 2 Facilitators

Whitney Brennan

Acting Program Supervisor for Landscape Forestry | California Tahoe Conservancy

Whitney Brennan, PhD, is the California Tahoe Conservancy’s Acting Landscape Forestry Program Supervisor. Whitney oversees the Conservancy’s work on large landscape efforts such as the Tahoe-Central Sierra Initiative and the Lake Tahoe West Restoration Partnership, as well as its landscape forestry projects. Whitney joined the Conservancy staff in 2014. She worked as wildlife biologist and managed the Conservancy’s climate program. Prior to joining the Conservancy, Whitney had most recently served as a Biologist/Associate Environmental Planner for Caltrans. She earned her bachelor’s degree in biology from Kenyon College and her doctorate in animal behavior from the University of California, Davis.

Peggy Nguyen

Environmental Supervisor | City of Los Angeles

Peggy Nguyen is an Environmental Supervisor with the City of Los Angeles, where she has worked for over 15 years. Her work focuses on adapting policy and business processes, and developing climate tools and communications to achieve climate resilience. Peggy also works in legislative affairs and serves on the California Association of Sanitation Agencies State and Federal Legislative Committees. She has helped LASAN with its legislative strategy and asset climate vulnerability and risk assessment, developed recommendations for business process improvements, trained staff on the recommended adaptation measures and approaches for implementing climate adaptation projects, and developed educational tools for project managers to facilitate incorporation of climate adaptation measures, environmental justice, and biodiversity enhancement into capital improvement projects. Peggy received her M.S. in Environmental Science, Policy and Management from U.C. Berkeley, and is a doctoral candidate in environmental science and engineering at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

Reema Shakra

Senior Planner | Rincon Consultants, Inc.

Ms. Shakra is a Climate Adaptation Program Manager with Rincon Consultants and has experience in sea-level rise vulnerability and adaptation assessments, climate action and adaptation planning, and community outreach and engagement. She has a wide-ranging policy background, having prepared or managed general plan updates, climate action plans, local coastal program updates, and climate adaptation plans. Ms. Shakra co-authored a step-by-step guidebook for the Southern California Association of Governments region which provides local governments with a compendium of tools, resources, and best practices to efficiently advance their climate adaptation planning process.

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