Andrea Mackenzie is General Manager of the Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority which works to protect and steward the region’s natural capital, open spaces, water resources, natural areas, and working lands to support healthy lands, resilient communities, and strong economies.
For more than 25 years, Ms. Mackenzie has worked in the fields of land use planning, conservation planning, public policy, and finance for open space and agricultural land preservation agencies at county, regional, state, and national levels. She successfully passed open space funding measures in Sonoma and Santa Clara Counties generating over $600 million for local land conservation programs. She is a past fellow of the National Conservation Leadership Institute and serves on the Advisory Council of the Bay Area Open Space Council. In 2016, Bay Nature Magazine named Andrea its Conservation Action Hero in the San Francisco Bay Region.