Jeremy Madsen, CEO
When I first came to Greenbelt Alliance over 14 years ago, it was immediately apparent that this was a unique organization.
Only a handful of Bay Area organizations focus on how land is used and protected across our region. Of those organizations, very few work on shaping the public policies that address the growth of the nine Bay Area counties. And only one organization has a holistic focus on land-use policy, a tireless passion for protecting the iconic open spaces of our region, and a commitment to ensuring the right development happens as our cities and towns grow and evolve. That organization is Greenbelt Alliance.
As Greenbelt Alliance’s CEO, I am proud that we continue to play this unique role today. Every day, as we take on the region’s growth challenge, it is very satisfying to know that our work is also making a difference on so many issues—from drought to affordable housing—that are important to the region we love. I am pleased to share this 2015 annual report with you. In its pages, you will see examples of the important difference Greenbelt Alliance is making for the Bay Area.Download 2015 Annual Report
Featured In 2015
As we face threats like the record drought in California, population growth, and climate change, I’m grateful that we have Greenbelt Alliance ensuring that the Bay Area grows sustainably. Thanks to all of you for supporting Greenbelt Alliance’s mission.
– U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman, California’s 2nd Congressional District
Greenbelt Alliance led the effort to expand the Priority Conservation Area Program in 2015. We helped the Association of Bay Area Governments improve the design of the program, advancing the Bay Area’s conservation priorities and securing $16.4 million in funding dedicated to 165 PCAs across the Bay Area, covering over 2 million acres. Read More
The Bay Area is the epicenter of the local food movement—yet our farms and ranches are in jeopardy. Since 1984, we’ve lost 217,000 acres of agricultural land—that’s seven times the size of San Francisco! Today, 200,000 acres of farms and ranches are at risk of being converted to development. In the coming year, Greenbelt Alliance will step up support for our region’s agricultural lands. Read More
Greenbelt Alliance has been a long-standing leader in promoting smart growth in San Jose. We helped create the city’s 2011 general plan and San Jose’s urban village concept. Through our San Jose Urban Village Toolkit and our work with the West San Carlos Street and South Bascom Avenue neighborhoods, we are doing more on the ground than any other organization to implement urban villages. Read More
Download 2015 Annual Report
Contact Chief Financial Officer & Director of Administration Ed Lee with questions.