The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) is pleased to announce Keisha Sedlacek has joined the Federal Affairs Office as Federal Legislative and Policy Attorney. Ms. Sedlacek’s first day was October 12.
Ms. Sedlacek comes to CBF from the Humane Society Legislative Fund, where she lobbied the administration and Congress on animal welfare issues related to the Animal Welfare Act, Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, and National Environmental Policy Act.
Prior to her seven-year stint with the Humane Society, Ms. Sedlacek was an associate attorney with Hall & Associates in Washington, D.C. She focused on challenging nutrient limits in EPA-issued wastewater and stormwater permits. Before that, she clerked with the Maryland Attorney General Office’s Department of the Environment preparing cases for litigation on violations of state wetlands, asbestos, and radiation standards.
Ms. Sedlacek earned her law degree and a master’s in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School. Ms. Sedlacek is a member of the Maryland and District of Columbia Bar associations.
Federal Executive Director Denise Stranko said:
“We’re thrilled to have Keisha join the Federal Affairs Office at this critical moment for Bay restoration. Time is running out for states to make their required pollution reductions by the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint’s 2025 deadline. We cannot lose what could be our last, best opportunity to save this national treasure.
“Our office is laser-focused on working with the Biden administration and Congress to secure the funds and strengthen the safeguards vital to restoring the health and productivity of the Bay and the local streams and rivers that feed into it.
“Keisha’s deep knowledge of environmental laws and regulations and her experience working with administration officials and members of Congress make her an ideal addition to our team.”
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