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Vivien Li

2013 Speaker

Vivien Li is president of The Boston Harbor Association (TBHA), a non-profit public interest organization founded in 1973 by the League of Women Voters and the Boston Shipping Association to promote a clean, alive and accessible Boston Harbor.  TBHA successfully advocated for the clean-up of Boston Harbor, which is now swimmable more than 90% of the time. The association actively works to ensure completion of the 47-mile HarborWalk public access network through the six waterfront neighborhoods of Boston.  They also work to promote an environmentally sustainable Working Port. In 2010, The Boston Harbor Association convened the first-ever “Boston Harbor Sea Level Rise Forum” attended by more than 450 participants.  Released in February, 2013 at a press conference with Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, TBHA’s “Preparing for the Rising Tide” report is helping to support the City of Boston and neighboring communities’ efforts to prepare for rising sea levels and coastal flooding. Li chairs MassDevelopment’s Brownfields advisory group, and is a member of Princeton University’s Committee to Nominate Alumni Trustees, an overseer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, is a trustee of Eastern Bank Corporation, and is a trustee of the Boston Foundation for Architecture.    Li is a graduate of Barnard College and Princeton University.