Board Member Reappointments

Please join us in extending joyous congratulations to Central Valley Flood Protection Board Vice-President Emma Suarez, and Board Members Clyde Macdonald, Tim Ramirez and Joe Countryman on their reappointment by Governor Jerry Brown to serve another 4 years on the Board. These re-appointments validate the leadership our Board has taken on flood risk management in the Central Valley and will provide a consistent vision for the CVFPB going forward as we continue to work with our partners on implementation of the Governor’s Water Action Plan. Congratulations, all! For more information on these Board Members and other reappointments, please see the Governor’s page here.

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Darren Suen has been selected for the Board’s new Policy Advisor position. He performed this function in Acting capacity for the last year, working to raise awareness about the Board’s role in flood management and to advance flood policies that support public safety and provide benefits to the environment and agriculture communities. Prior, Darren was the Department of Water Resources serving as Program Lead and Policy Advisor for the Assistant Division Chief of the Flood Management Division and the Deputy Director in Flood Operations Center during flood emergencies. Darren has a long career in program management and flood control, working in private, State, and federal agencies. Currently, he also serves as a member of the Elk Grove City Council. Congratulations to Darren!

Michael Wright has been selected to fill the Chief Engineer position beginning April 2, 2019. Michael has been with the Board since 2011. During his tenure, Michael has held multiple supervisory positions, including Enforcement Section Chief, Acting Operations Branch Chief, and Plan Implementation and Compliance Branch Chief. For the past eight months, he has been filling the Chief Engineer role. Congratulations, Michael Wright.