Connect and learn about the attendees at the inaugural

Women and the Environment Conference!

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Jane Gray

Regional Planner and Gubernatorial Appointee to the CCRWQCB

DUDEK and the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board

Santa Barbara


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What key words best describe your hope for the future?

Jane Gray has over 25 years of experience in the field of program and project development, particularly working with women. From designing and implementing refugee and resettlement programs focused on girls and women in Arizona, New York and California to her work in Ghana (West Africa) related to women’s roles in environmental and institutional planning and capacity building , Jane has dedicated much of her time to working with women to elevate their voices; particularly in contexts where women are undervalued. She has a Masters in Regional Planning and Management from the Universität Dortmund, (Dortmund, Germany) and an undergraduate degree in Social Work from SUNY College at Buffalo (Buffalo, New York). Her current work is focused in water and land use planning, specifically in Integrated Regional Water Management Planning and the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act and she is also a Gubernatorial Appointee and Member of the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board.

Describe what are you working on in the field of climate change, environmental protection, environmental justice or social impact.

As a Regional Planner and Gubernatorial Appointee to the CCRWQCB, my work entails ensuring that projects meet high standards of environmental design, goals and stewardship from project conception to construction. Planning and implementing projects that most efficiently, effectively and responsibly utilize, reuse and steward our precious resources for our environment and in the area of social, and environmental justice is foremost in my endeavors.

How might other W&E conference attendees be able to support your work, goals or objectives?

Through continued promulgation of education and bold activism that they engage in as well as targeting efforts on all levels of government and decision-makers.

What are you able and willing to contribute to other attendees at the conference to support their work, goals or objectives?

Experience, expertise, and action.

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