San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority has New Executive Director

The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority has announced its new executive officer, Amy Hutzel. Hutzel also has been appointed as executive officer of the State Coastal Conservancy, which provides executive officer services to the Restoration Authority under a joint powers agreement.

Each year, the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority allocates approximately $25 million raised by the June 2016 voter-approved Measure AA parcel tax to shoreline projects that protect, restore, and enhance San Francisco Bay, while connecting communities to the bay shore.

Hutzel previously served as the interim executive officer for the Restoration Authority and deputy executive officer for the State Coastal Conservancy. She has been with the conservancy for more than 20 years, during which she has been instrumental in many key Bay restoration projects.

“The San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority is uniquely positioned to support both large-scale bay shore restoration projects and innovative pilot projects to prepare our Bay for future challenges.”  Hutzel said. “Having been with the Restoration Authority since its inception, I know the incredible impact this agency is making."

The Restoration Authority is staffed by the State Coastal Conservancy and the Association of Bay Area Governments, including the San Francisco Estuary Partnership, under a Joint Powers Agreement.