Tee brings 15+ years of water financing and environmental equity experience to Quantified Ventures. Most recently, she served as the water finance director for the state of Vermont. In this role, she managed more than $500M worth of loans, grants and contracts related to water financing. She wrote and helped pass Act 185 which overhauled the state’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund to expand the program to fund natural infrastructure through new mechanisms, including a sponsorship program. She created the Natural Infrastructure Interim Financing Program, which deployed $15M in its first two years of operations, protecting and restoring more than 11,000 acres of land including wetlands, streams, drinking source water protection areas and river corridor easements. Tee has also been active with the Vermont Legislature, working on water quality policy and legislation related to environmental equity. Prior to her tenure in Vermont, Tee worked with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources’ Drinking Water Program and later with the Iowa Department of Transportation as the National Environmental Policy Act manager. Tee combines her expertise in the mechanics of the EPA’s Clean Water Act Funding Programs (Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds) with her passion for natural infrastructure. She’s a strong believer in the potential power of public financing to be the catalytic super investor in this fast emerging field of nature-based solutions, while simultaneously and aggressively advancing equity and resilience agendas across the country. Tee loves surfing, reading obscure non-fiction and volunteering as an English teacher.
View Speaker Sessions
- C11: Tapping into New Federal Climate Resilience Funding for Land Trusts and Defense Communities
- E07: Community Centered Conservation: Two successful case studies of Creating Community Forests
September 08, 2023
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
September 09, 2023
1:30PM - 3:00 PM