Who We Are

Our Members

GI Exchange members are managers of public green stormwater infrastructure programs across the U.S. and Canada. The following are the cities, counties, and utilities our membership represents:

Camden County, NJ
Capital Region Water
City of Atlanta
City of Baltimore
City of Boston
City of Buffalo
City of Burlington
City of Charlotte
City of Detroit
City of Dublin
City of El Paso
City of Eugene
City of Gaithersburg
City of Grand Rapids
City of Gresham
City of Houston
City of Kansas City, Missouri
City of Lancaster
City of Las Cruces
City of Los Angeles
City of New Haven
City of New Orleans
City of New York
City of Newark
City of Omaha
City of Palo Alto
City of Philadelphia
City of Pittsburgh
City of Portland, Oregon
City of San Francisco
City of San Jose
City of Seattle
City of Southfield
City of Tacoma
City of Toronto
City of Tucson
City of Vancouver
City/County Association of Governments of San Mateo County
City/County of Denver
County of Orange
DC Department of Energy and Environment
DC Water
Fairfax County, VA
Kitsap County, WA
Louisville County Metropolitan Sewer District
Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati
Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District
Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District
Montgomery County, MD
Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District
Prince George’s County, MD
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
Washtenaw County, MI

Our Staff

paula-conollyPaula Conolly, AICP, is committed to making green stormwater infrastructure work in communities across North America. She is the Director of the Green Infrastructure Leadership Exchange (Exchange), a peer learning network of municipalities, water utilities, and counties seeking to advance their green stormwater infrastructure programs. Prior to the Exchange, she led policy initiatives for Philadelphia’s renowned Green City, Clean Waters program, helping to change “business as usual” to implement over 30 acres of green stormwater infrastructure on vacant lands, parks, streets and private property.  Ms. Conolly helped to spearhead a state-of-the art drinking water protection program for the City of Philadelphia, helping to raise over $3M to improve and protect the Schuylkill River Watershed. Prior to that, Paula consulted on public health and environmental initiatives at Booz Allen Hamilton. Paula is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.

Kasey Armstrong applies skills in project management, leadership, facilitation, and organizational development to helping changemakers harness their capacity to collaborate, strategize, and achieve their goals. Working on projects across the U.S. and internationally has inspired her to understand local, place-based challenges and opportunities within a global systems context. She has facilitated and designed group processes for a variety of groups and projects including the Beacon Food Forest in Seattle, Gould Farm in western Massachusetts, and SIT Study Abroad’s International Honors Program: Social Innovation in Uganda, India, and Brazil. Kasey is also passionate about sustainable food systems. Previously, she was the Assistant Manager at Gould Farm’s farm-to-table restaurant. She was the Manager of the Somerville Mobile Farmer’s Market for the 2018 season, and she designed and facilitated a workshop on Storytelling for Systemic Change at the 2018 Women’s Food and Agriculture Conference in Des Moines, Iowa. She has worked on organic farms in Maine, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Washington state. Kasey holds a M.A. in Environment & Community from Antioch University Seattle’s Graduate Programs in Leadership and Social Change and a B.S. in Environmental Science from Suffolk University.

April_photo_1495328573April K. Donnellan joined Global Philanthropy Partnership as executive director in 2005. The Global Philanthropy Partnership is the fiscal sponsor of the Exchange. Previously she served as program director of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations (now Chicago Council on Global Affairs). Prior to that, Ms. Donnellan was a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State completing assignments in Port Louis, Mauritius and Washington, DC. April served as staff assistant to the assistant secretary for international organization affairs, and as a sanctions/peacekeeping officer covering the Middle East and Africa. She earned a Meritorious Honor Award for her work implementing multilateral sanctions. Ms. Donnellan, a former term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, is a graduate of Georgetown University and fluent in French. In 2007, April was named a Next Generation Fellow, participating in the Midwest Assembly of the Next Generation Project of of the American Assembly. For the Midwest Assembly’s report, please see: U.S. Global Policy & The Future of International Institutions. A Girl Scout troop leader since 2006, April also serves on the boards of the Women’s Global Education Project and the Stanley Foundation.

The Exchange is a project of the Global Philanthropy Partnership