Resilience Authority of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County

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Resilience Authority of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County (AACo)

Throwe Environmental will lead efforts to launch and establish the groundbreaking Resilience Authority of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Team Throwe brings unparalleled experience regarding the creation of financing institutions, specifically within the State of Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region. In addition, the Throwe leadership team has worked in direct partnership with leaders in Anne Arundel County and Annapolis, Maryland on developing and implementing resilience action plans, with a focus on financing and implementation.

Throwe Environmental’s work to establish the Resilience Authority will be led by Dan Nees, Director, Policy and Finance. As the program leader, Nees will serve as the Resilience Authority’s Interim Executive Director and will manage the organization’s day-to-day activities. Other members of Team Throwe will support Nees and the Authority’s Board throughout the duration of the project, positioning the institution for sustained success into the future.



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•  WTOP News: “Anne Arundel Co. names new ‘resilience’ leader tasked with preparing for rising sea levels”

•  Capital Gazette: “Joanne Throwe: Creating a resilience authority for Annapolis and Anne Arundel is a bold way to deal with climate change impact”

Project Updates:

PRESS RELEASE: County Executive Pittman, Mayor Buckley Announce  Board of Directors Appointments

Anne Arundel County Executive Pittman and Annapolis Mayor Buckley announced their appointments to the Authority’s Board of Directors. Read the press release

Resilience Authority Selected for “Putting Assets to Work” Incubator

The Resilience Authority was selected for the “Putting Assets to Work” project led by the Sorenson Impact Center, the Government Finance Officers Association, and Urban3. Read the press release

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Meet the Project Team

Dan Nees
Interim Director/Project Lead
Joanne Throwe
Institutional Development
Kyle Gray
Communications, Project Support
Courtney Greene
Funding & Financing Research