Spencer is an environmental planner with 11 years of professional experience in environmental impact analysis, flood hazard management, and intergovernmental facilitation. He has extensive knowledge of the Puget Sound Floodplains by Design (FbD) initiative, collaborative intergovernmental floodplain planning, and integrated multiple-benefit floodplain management. He also is an experienced facilitator who supports collaborative initiatives on topics ranging from agricultural conservation, agricultural viability, climate change, and flood risk reduction.
Spencer holds a Bachelor of Art in liberal arts from The Evergreen State College. He is also a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) versed in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and Community Rating System (CRS).
Balancing Interests and Collaborating for Progress: Integrated Floodplain Management
To protect and restore that habitat, it’s necessary to balance a complex web of interests, including flood risk reduction, ecosystem recovery, and agricultural viability.Read More »
Floodplains, Farming, and Multi-Benefit Projects in Puget Sound
Across Puget Sound, there are competing demands on floodplain areas: local jurisdictions need to manage flood risk, salmon recovery entities need to restore and reconnect habitat areas, and farmers need to ensure that their farms remain viable.Read More »