Director of Public Policy
Andy Bicking oversees Scenic Hudson's government advocacy. He has been instrumental in the passage of state budgets that have preserved conservation funding, and engaging members of Congress in environmental and farmland protection projects in the Hudson Valley. He also spearheaded advocacy leading to passage of an expanded bottle bill and the Hudson Valley Community Preservation Act, and advanced work of the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council’s natural resources sub-committee, the Hudson River Estuary Program, NYS Coastal Management Program, Hudson River Valley Greenway and Highlands Conservation Act.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Bicking directed Scenic Hudson's environmental education, public events and grassroots-activism efforts. He oversaw the Great River Sweep, an annual volunteer cleanup of the Hudson River's shores resulting in the removal of 400 tons of trash over 10 years.
Mr. Bicking holds a bachelor's degree from Oregon State University. He has held leadership roles in a variety of community organizations.