Michael McCormick is a Senior Planner in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) and Nuin-Tara Key is the Resilience Program Manager in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR).
Claudia Avendano is a Senior Coastal Scientist at V.P. Coastal Planning International, and a PhD candidate in Policy Planning and Development, specializing in Coastal Land-use in Response to Sea Level Rise.
Jack Liebster is the Director of Advanced Planning for the County of Marin.
Charles Lester has been working in the California coastal management community for over 20 years, most recently as the executive director of the California Coastal Commission. He is currently a researcher at the Institute for Marine Sciences at UC Santa Cruz.
Laura Engeman is the director of the San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative where she works to bring together public agencies, nonprofits, community foundations, utilities, scientists, and local managers to find regional solutions for climate adaptation.