Brenda Zollitsch
Brenda Zollitsch

Supporting Wetlands Managers - Year Two

Policy Analyst

Grant Type: 

  • Leadership Program

Fellows: 

Award Date: 

November 2014

Amount: 

$20,000

Location: 

Windham, ME

This grant will support a second year of Brenda Zollitsch's work as Policy Analyst at the Association of State Wetland Managers (ASWM).  Last year, ASWM was awarded a $30,000 Switzer Leadership Grant to create this new position for Brenda.  The organization is actively fundraising for the position and a second year of Switzer support will provide critical funds to maintain Brenda's work during the coming year of fundraising.  Brenda will continue building and facilitating a national network of wetlands practitioners, researchers and policy professionals, providing important research and policy analysis, creating and distributing educational materials, and providing an online forum for greater interdisciplinary dialogue and exchange.  In the coming year,she will focus on helping ASWM constituents to integrate wetlands work with similar and complementary efforts in the climate change adaptation and stormwater sectors.  She will also plan and lead a new series of monthly online trainings for wetlands professionals. ASWM is the national hub of scientific and policy-related information for wetlands professionals, and this position continues to provide outstanding connections and career growth for Brenda.

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