Shanna Williamson

NOAA Digital Coast Fellow

Shanna Williamson is a NOAA Digital Coast Fellow at the National Association of Counties (NACo). As a Digital Coast Fellow, Shanna will conduct original research and outreach that will help coastal counties in Ala., La. and Miss. increase their long-term resilience.

Prior to joining NACo, Shanna worked for the Massachusetts Smart Growth Alliance assisting with community outreach and organizing efforts for their Great Neighborhoods Campaign, which focused on reforming Massachusetts’s zoning and permitting laws. She has a M.S. degree from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science and a B.A. degree in Geosciences from Skidmore College.

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Stronger Counties. Stronger America.

About NACo

The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, serving nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees.  Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to:

  • Advocate county priorities in federal policymaking
  • Promote exemplary county policies and practices
  • Nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks
  • Optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings, and
  • Enrich the public’s understanding of county government.


Strengthen America’s counties.


Healthy, safe and vibrant counties across America.