Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) is a membership-based organization and funded by annual membership dues and event sponsorships. As a 501(c)4 public benefit non-profit, we understand that our work is possible due to the support of members.
Membership for BPC provides you and your organization a voice in the issues that impact your work. BPC meets with regulators, state and federal agencies, nonprofit organizations, and businesses regularly to discuss air and water quality, Bay fill, endangered species, habitat restoration, dredging and dredged material disposal, permit jurisdiction over construction projects, and many other issues that affect the economic and environmental interests in the Bay Area.
Benefits of Membership:
Networking – BPC is a collection of the business and environmental leaders in the Bay Area. BPC events, like the Annual Decision Makers Conference, gather experts in a number of industries that is relevant to your ongoing work. Our members benefit from meeting and building relationships with their peers. BPC helps connect members with regulators to explore solutions to conflicts over the use of the Bay and contiguous shoreline.
Advocacy – BPC is an advocate for the issues that impact your organization. BPC works on a local, state, and federal level to represent the economic and environmental needs of the region. We attend and frequently speak at the hearings and committee meetings to advocate for rational and sensible solutions to permitting, environmental, and economic issues.
Education – BPC provides a number of member services including conferences, briefings, and workshops. We help our members stay up-to-date on rules and regulations, breaking news on issues and bay projects, permit assistance, advocacy, and strategic responses to proposed regulations and legislation.
Impact of Membership
The following are quotes from members about how BPC has helped their work
“BPC allows us to meet face-to-face with some of our key stakeholders on a federal level. The events that they put on allow us to speak with folks that we often wouldn’t be able to meet with. Their events are focused in a way that allows for great networking and the ability to have one-on-one conversations with our peers and key stakeholders. We appreciate the ongoing opportunities to check in with opinion leaders and highlight issues that are emerging as well as stay aggressive with ongoing challenges.” – Grant Davis – Sonoma County Water Agency
“BPC membership personally affords me the opportunity to contribute to building a strong maritime industry in San Francisco Bay through shared knowledge and experiences with colleagues in many sectors including dredging, shipping, energy, and real estate.” – Richard Sinkoff, Port of Oakland
BPC is well known for its advocacy and credibility in the Bay Area corporate and environmental community. When we speak about an issue, legislators and regulators listen. Join today to be part of our community, connect with your peers, and stay up-to-date on current issues.