Amy Vierra Consulting
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Ocean and Coastal Policy and Communication Consulting

Practical, partnership-based ocean and coastal management since 2005

My speciality is applying my practical knowledge about the way government works to help you and your organization achieve your goals. After 10 years of state government service, including more than 3 years as the Deputy Director of the California Ocean Protection Council, I have a unique combination of substantial knowledge of issue areas as well as the administration of state agencies.

Due to the unique role of the California Ocean Protection Council, which includes the two cabinet-level officials charged with environmental and natural resource management, I have worked on a great diversity of issues including climate change, ocean acidification and hypoxia, marine protected areas, marine debris, fisheries management, desalination and seafloor mapping.

Partnerships are the key to achieving anything significant in ocean and coastal management. I pride myself on my ability to develop and maintain strong personal relationship and to facilitate (sometimes divergent) groups towards partnerships.

Get in touch with me to set up a consultation, or use the contact form at the bottom of this page to inquire whether my services are right for you.


Sacramento, CA


(415) 806-2666

Areas of Practice

Government relations

You are running an organization or a program and don't always have time to keep up with the goings-on in Sacramento or DC. I keep watch on these things so you don't have to.


project management

Tell me where you want to be and I'll help you get there. We all need a road map of sorts to remind ourselves the important steps in reaching our goals.

Communication Materials

Whether it is a one-pager for a decision-maker or a more in-depth piece, I can help you create effective communication materials.

policy research and analysis

Let me analyze how that new bill, policy, or regulation is going to affect your program or organization.


strategic planning

Let me help your organization focus and become more relevant in this ever-changing political climate. My advice is always founded on my experience as a practitioner of policy.


We've all been to those meetings that appear to be sloppily put together at the last minute. I'll work with you and your staff to make sure your goals for the meeting are met, allowing you to concentrate on the topic at hand.


Prop 1, Prop 84, Prop 40. If you don't know what these are, I can help. I was a public grant administrator for more than 3 years. I have also helped raise significant funds for projects, including $1.6 million for the West Coast Ocean Partnership and $1 million for the California Thank You Ocean campaign. I've successfully received and managed funding from federal, state, and private sources.


We can do no great things - only small things with great love
— Mother Teresa


Let's Chat.

Use the form below or email me at amy@amyvierraconsulting to contact me You may also call me at 415-806-2666.

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