Kristen Weiss Fidler
Director, Office of Harbor Development
Kristen Fidler, Director, Office of Harbor Development for the MDOT Maryland Port Administration, is responsible for overseeing the dredging/dredged material management program for the Port of Baltimore. Working closely with citizens, stakeholders and partners at the federal, state and local levels ensures the ongoing maintenance of the Port’s navigation channel system, providing safe and efficient vessel traffic and movement of waterborne commerce. Successful delivery of this program relies on strong partnerships, robust community engagement and innovative solutions such as beneficial use of dredged material to restore eroding remote island habitats in the Chesapeake Bay, protecting shorelines from climate changes and restoring contaminated parks by recycling dredged sediments into useful, marketable products.
In 2020 the Alliance of the Chesapeake Bay recognized Kristen as a Maryland Watershed Champion for her commitment to protecting and restoring the Chesapeake Bay by helping to build equitable partnerships for the benefit of all local communities and promoting equitable and inclusive work within the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
Kristen is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, with a B.S. in Business Administration and Marketing, and a B.A. in English Language and Literature. Kristen received her J.D. with a certification in Environmental Law and Policy from the University of Maryland School of Law and is a member of the Maryland Bar.