amanda-olekszulin.jpgAmanda is a principal and senior project manager with 17 years of professional experience in environmental and community planning. She has a diverse background in environmental planning and specializes in the management of complex and controversial projects, including brownfield redevelopments, master planned communities, prisons, water resources development, wastewater treatment plants, waterfront developments, and other public infrastructure projects. She has broad marketplace recognition for CEQA and NEPA document leadership and management accomplishments. As part of her community service, Amanda is the Chair of the Board of the Relationship Skills Center, which provides skills training and education to low-income individuals to promote stable and healthy families.

Her experience includes:

  • Managed preparation of the Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant EIR for the Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District, the largest discharger of treated wastewater to inland waterways in California.
  • Managed multidisciplinary teams on projects involving complicated resource analysis in the areas of land use, water, wastewater, transportation, air, noise, and other areas.
  • Managed open space planning and CEQA compliance on several projects in Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.
  • Regularly conducts public participation and agency outreach activities for a wide variety of projects, including the Selby Slag Remediation Project and the Greenbriar Development Project.
  • Managed EIRs for several State agencies, including the California Department of General Services, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, California Highway Patrol, California Department of Toxic Substances Control, and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
  • Prepared CEQA documentation for important water supply projects including EIRs for the Zone 40 Water Supply Master Plan and Sacramento Area Water Forum Agreement in Sacramento County.
  • Managed the preparation of environmental documents for several complex and controversial master planned community projects including the Bay Area Research and Extension Center Project in Santa Clara and the Villages of Laguna San Luis Project in Merced County.
  • Teaches CEQA courses for the Association of Environmental Professionals, UC Davis, and California Local Agency Formation Commission.
  • Works regularly with local agencies to implement environmental programs and projects including the Cities of Sacramento, City of Stockton, City of Manteca, County of Placer, County of Napa, and the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District.

Amanda’s ability to navigate projects through the environmental process under tight timelines is equaled only by her daily practice of chasing her two young children through the house and out the door each morning making sure that both she and the kids are fully clothed (at least most of the time).