Alex Westhoff, AICP is a planner with the Marin County Community Development Agency. He has managed the APA award-winning sea level rise adaptation program for Marin’s Outer Coast, co-authored two Vulnerability Assessments, an Adaptation Plan, and co-created the award-winning Game of Floods. Additionally, he has severed on teams to update Marin County’s Local Coastal Program and Local Hazard Mitigation Plans to address sea level rise. With fifteen years public sector experience in the San Francisco Bay-Delta, professional interests include placemaking, preservation, public participation, and climate resiliency. Holding a joint Master of City Planning/Mater of Landscape Architecture from UC Berkeley, his Master’s Thesis proposed the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta as California’s first National Heritage Area leading to enabling congressional legislation (still pending). Prior to working for Marin, he spent seven years with the Delta Protection Commission, focused on establishment of the Heritage Area.