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Nova Blazej
Senior Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Pacific Southwest Region 9

Ignacio Dayrit
Program Director with CCLR

Topic Description:
Brownfields Update: Join PEMA on May 24th to learn about funding, technical assistance, overburdened communities, social and environmental challenges.

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is delivering the single- largest investment in U.S. brownfields infrastructure ever. The Infrastructure Law invests more than $1.5 billion through EPAs highly successful Brownfields Program. The investment will transform countless lives and spur life-changing revitalization in communities large and small, urban, and rural; all with the same desire to keep their neighborhoods healthy, sustainable and reflective of the people who call it home. Environmental Justice is a key component of Brownfields programs and projects.

Please join PEMA for this exciting presentation to learn about State and Federal priorities, how these priorities touch brownfields reuse, current grant programs and services needed by local government and non-profits.

This is your opportunity to learn how to get involved in bettering our communities and to learn more about funding, how it will be distributed and how our professional environmental community can be involved from grant applications through environmental remediation, including creative ideas for site investigation and cleanup.

Speaker Biography:
Nova Blazej has over 20 years of experience in environmental planning and sustainable development at the U.S. EPA in San Francisco. AS Project Manager with the EPA Brownfields Program, Nova works with communities to redevelop underutilized, contaminated properties. Nova also services as the Land Revitalization Coordinator, incorporating equitable development and environmental justice into brownfields reuse. She received both Bachelor of Arts and Masters degree in City and Regional planning from University of California, Berkeley and studied at the Georg August University of Gottingen, Germany.

Ignacio Dayrit coordinates CCLRs technical assistance program for redevelopment projects. Ignacio is a redevelopment expert having spent 20 years with the City of Emeryvilles Redevelopment Agency, where he was responsible for the citys Brownfield Pilot Project. He has over 30 years of experience in public sector development including: fiscal and financial analysis, public debt financing, feasibility analyses, and urban design. Ignacio was instrumental in the Citys redevelopment of hundreds of acres of blighted, contaminated property. He holds a BS in Architecture from the University of the Philippines and an MCP from The University of California at Berkeley.

Tuesday, May 24
11:30am  1:30pm

Scotts Seafood
2 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

Members – $65
Non-members – $70
All walk-ins – $70