CVFPB Presents Resolution of Appreciation to Stacy Cepello

At the CVFPB’s May 19th Board Meeting, Mr. Cepello, who is retiring after 35 years of public service, was presented with the CVFPB’s Resolution of Appreciation. Mr. Cepello, Chief of DWR’s Floodway Ecosystem Sustainability Office, was honored not only for his many years of service and accomplishments working for the Department of Water Resources on environmental, habitat, and conservation issues, but also for his assistance and leadership in development of the Conservation Strategy, a document that is critical to the Board’s adoption of the 2017 Update to the Central Valley Flood Protection Plan. Congratulations on your retirement Stacy! Link to Resolution.

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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.