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Tonya Graham

Executive Director

Tonya Graham directs the Climate Ready Communities program. She works to ensure that the program meets your needs. She also leads our regional efforts and serves on a national working group to develop adaptation services.

Tonya serves on the Policy Affinity Group of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals as well as the Project Advisory Committee for Community-Based Adaptation in the United States: Understanding How and Why Communities are Taking Action. She served as the Fundraising Chair for the 2013 National Adaptation Forum. In 2012 she co-organized the Practitioners Workshop on Climate Change Adaptation: Integrated Strategies for Human and Natural Communities with the Kresge Foundation. As a member of the ClimateWise team, Tonya has helped communities adapt to changing climate conditions in Oregon, California and Montana with new projects coming online in Alabama, Mississippi, Alaska, and Florida.

Tonya holds a B.S. in Biophysical Environmental Studies from Northland College and a M.A. in Community Development from Goddard College. Tonya serves as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Nonprofit Association of Oregon.