Dana Wright became TCWN’s Water Policy Director in January 2008. Prior to joining TCWN Dana worked with the Georgia Environmental Protection Division managing $30 million in Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Mitigation Grants to implement statewide nonpoint source pollution reduction strategies and policies. Dana received a Bachelor of Science in Public Administration and Urban Studies, as well as a Masters of Public Policy with a concentration in Evaluation and Analysis from Georgia State University.
At TCWN Dana manages the Clean Water Policy Program which focuses on strengthening the Tennessee Water Pollution Control Act, other State resource protection acts and the Federal Clean Water Act to protect water resources. Through this program, Dana monitors and comments on all rulemaking related to water quality, works to increase public access to information regarding permit issuance, enforcement and implementation of water quality standards, serves as the primary relation with TDEC and other resource protection agencies, and addresses other policy related issues in order to improve water quality throughout the state.