Danielle Lynch specializes in funding related to state agency program development and advocacy. Additionally, Danielle has experience writing and advocating for legislation, managing coalitions, and supporting campaigns, which have all provided her with relationships and a unique perspective important to maneuver agency funding programs.
In 2016, Danielle worked with stakeholders to write and insert language into Proposition 64, the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, that would provide funding for projects that restore environments damaged by cannabis cultivation. During the years 2016 through 2018, Danielle worked closely with legislators, stakeholders, and clients to draft, support, and pass the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (AB 2444, AB 18, SB 5, and Proposition 68). Danielle has worked closely with state agencies to design and implement state funding programs reflective of client interests, including the Active Transportation Program and many programs currently being developed after the passage of Proposition 68. Danielle has also designed and carried out strategies to help clients attain state funding that include the identification of key individuals to build relationships with, advocacy needed to help agencies design funding programs, advice on competitive project design, and project positioning with state agencies.
Danielle graduated with a B.A. in Environmental and Legal Studies from University of California, Santa Cruz.