Josh Metz co-founded of the Monterey Bay DART Initiative during his tenure as Economic Development Manager, then Executive Officer at the Fort Ord Reuse Authority (FORA). In those roles, Josh worked with multiple public and private sector partners to advance regional recovery from the economic impact of the 1994 Fort Ord base closure. The FORA Economic Development program built on regional economic strengths in agriculture, tourism/hospitality, higher education and the military mission; engaged with regional partners and stakeholders; developed and provided information resources; pursued new and worked to retain existing good-fit businesses; and measured and reported progress. Along with supporting the continued growth of the Monterey Bay DART Initiative, Josh currently serves as a Senior Economic Development Advisor to local agencies, universities and non-profits with the Regional Government Services Authority. He holds a Master of Landscape Architecture degree from UC Berkeley, and completed post-graduate research in spatial data systems and remote sensing at UC Santa Barbara.