Implementation Coordinating Group

The Implementation Coordinating Group (ICG) is a peer advisory, accountability, and convening body.

It includes representatives of organizations responsible for implementing Bay Adapt projects, reviews program progress, and provides analysis and recommendations to best implement Joint Platform tasks to their peers.


  • Work together to shape and implement Bay Adapt plan
  • Shape long-term Bay Adapt work plan
  • Coordinate and align tasks already underway; identify gaps
  • Ensure that Equity is embedded in all Bay Adapt actions
  • Shape strategy for metrics and tracking success
The ICG has agreed to commit to collaboratively implement sea level rise adaptation, working together according to community principles.

The ICG began meeting in August 2023 and will run throughout the implementation of the Joint Platform.  You can access meeting agendas, presentations, and materials here.


Implementation Coordinating Group Members

Tessa Beach, Ph.D

Chief, Environmental Sections
US Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District

John Bourgeois

Deputy Operating Officer Valley Water

Allison Brooks

Executive Director
Bay Area Regional Collaborative (BARC)

Omar Carrera

Chief Executive Officer
Canal Alliance

Warner Chabot

Executive Director
San Francisco Estuary Institute

Cameron Carr

Director of Policy & Chief Operating Officer
Bay Planning Coalition

Gita Dev

Vice Chair
Sierra Club Loma Prieta Chapter

Dina El-Tawansy​

District 4 Director

Selena Feliciano

SF Consulting Co.

Andrew Fremier

Executive Director Metropolitan Transportation Commission/Association of Bay Area Governments

Julio Garcia

Founding Director
Rise South City

Larry Goldzband

Executive Director
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission

Amy Hutzel​

Executive Director
California State Coastal Conservancy

David Lewis​

Executive Director
Save the Bay

Mark Lubell, Ph.D

UC Davis

Len Materman

Chief Executive Officer
San Mateo County Flood & Sea Level Rise Resiliency District

Michael McCormick (Co-chair)

Farallon Strategies

Susan Schwartzenberg

Fisher Bay Observatory Exploratorium

Becky Smyth

West Coast Director
NOAA Office for Coastal Management

Caitlin Sweeney

Executive Director
San Francisco Estuary Partnership

Eileen White

Executive Officer
Regional Water Quality Control Board

Violet Wulf-Saena (Co-chair)

Executive Director
Climate Resilient Communities

Jim Wunderman

President and CEO
Bay Area Council

ICG Meeting #1 (August 7, 2023)

Meeting Overview

During this meeting, the Implementation Coordinating Group discussed how to pivot from the creation of the Joint Platform to implementation of the tasks and actions.  Staff discussed the status of BCDC-led projects and held two breakout rooms to help understand what members can give and get from the group and to identify the status of various projects led by member agencies.

ICG Meeting #2 (December 8, 2023)

Meeting Overview

During this meeting, the Implementation Coordinating Group confirmed its role, purpose, and priorities and finalized Community Agreements. Staff from BCDC, MTC/ABAG, and BARC presented current initiatives including implementing the recently adopted SB 272, a framework for sorting adaptation projects to be funded, and an in-progress multi-agency MOU to determine regional roles for funding adaptation.

ICG Meeting #3 (March 21, 2024)

Meeting Overview

During this meeting, the Implementation Coordinating Group discussed shared priorities for the upcoming year’s work plan.  Staff from BARC, SCC, BCDC, MTC/ABAG, and Save the Bay presented on several current initiatives related to collaborative funding for the Bay Area and staff confirmed the upcoming year’s work plan.

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