Max WebsterMidwest Policy Manager
Max coordinates AFT’s policy work across the Midwest region. Before joining AFT, he was the Forest Program Manager for the Washington Environmental Council where he lead advocacy efforts to create new funding sources to protect working forests and support the adoption of climate-smart land management practices in Washington State. In that role, he helped create a new Community Forest Grant Program and served on the state’s Carbon Sequestration Advisory Group and Water Quality Financial Assistance Council. Over the past decade and more, Max has worked for a number of agriculture, conservation and community-based organizations like Finnriver Cider, the Urban Resource Initiative, Shelburne Farms and the Civic Garden Center. He also completed two AmeriCorps terms of service and worked in local government in Cincinnati, OH and Burlington, VT. Max earned a Masters in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Cincinnati.