Bevin Ann Buchheister

Senior Policy Analyst
Environment, Energy and Transportation

Bevin Ann Buchheister, Esq. serves as a senior policy analyst for the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices Environment, Energy and Transportation Division.

In this role, Bevin leads the Governors Association Water Policy Learning Network, co-chaired by Governor Brown of California and Governor Hogan of Maryland. The Network provides information to governors’ water policy advisors on best practices, policies and programs being developed and implemented across the country. Through meetings, webinars and technical assistance memos, she connects policy advisors with experts on critical water issues like reducing nutrient pollution from stormwater and agriculture, using green infrastructure to capture and filter stormwater, addressing chemical contaminants in drinking water, aquifer depletion, droughts, cyber security and funding and financing water infrastructure.

Additionally, Bevin manages the National Governors Association’s Federal Facilities Task Force, working with the Department of Energy and states on cleanup of nuclear waste created by cold war weapons production.

Before joining NGA, Bevin served for six years as the Maryland Director of the Chesapeake Bay Commission, a tri-state legislative commission where she developed and worked to pass legislation to remove phosphorus from maintenance lawn fertilizer, prevent over application of chicken litter as fertilizer to reduce runoff of excess phosphorus, ban microbeads in personal care products, add a fuel source to the renewable portfolio standard and protect funds for land conservation.

Before working for the Commission, she was the chief of staff to the Chairman of the Environmental Matters Committee in the Maryland House of Delegates and worked as a staff attorney for the YWCA representing clients seeking protective orders.

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