Central Valley Flood Protection Board October 12th Tour

CVFPB (Board Members and staff) visited a variety of sites last Friday. The tour began with a visit to the West Sacramento Southport Levee Project, then the tour group traveled south into the valley to see two large multi-benefit flood and habitat restoration sites (Dos Rios and Three Amigos), and ended in Lathrop with presentations on Mossdale Basin and Brookside-Delta Front, and a site visit to Mossdale Basin. (Pictures below)

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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.