Bay Planning Coalition’s Annual Lunch brought together members and public agency partners this month for a celebratory lunch and reception at the San Francisco City Club. Special guest Supervisor John Gioia provided remarks about the importance of regional collaboration in combatting the housing, transportation, and climate crises that plague the Bay Area, and also highlighted BPC’s important role in building coalitions amidst a particularly divisive political climate today. Gioia, who serves on numerous public agency boards including the California State Air Resources Board (CARB), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), offered insights into how the Bay Area can support continued economic growth while preserving the environmental health of the region.
BPC Board President Bill Butler (Lind Marine) also presented the Member of the Year Award to Josh Gravenmier (Arcadis). Josh has been an active member on BPC’s Board of Directors for many years and is the current chair the Dredging & Beneficial Reuse Committee, leading numerous initiatives to improve the regulatory process for dredging activities in the Bay.
Special thanks to all of our members for their dedication to BPC activities throughout the year. We look forward to continuing to work together to guide the future of the San Francisco Bay and shoreline in the new decade. Happy New Year!