CVFPB’s Inspection Section is Up and Running!

This summer, CVFPB welcomed staff engineers Michael Gill, Doug Kennedy, and Alex Haston (pictures below) to serve as “eyes and ears” in the field and ensure threats to levee safety are addressed before they become emergencies. Once encroachment permits are issued, CVFPB inspectors ensure projects are built according to the permit conditions. Additionally, the inspectors will perform routine encroachment inspections and support our permitting, enforcement, environmental, and real estate staff in the field. From our Chief of the Inspections Section, Preston Shopbell (picture to the right): “We look forward to having you meet our new inspectors in the field, and please feel free to share your knowledge and experience of the unique conditions in your area with them.”







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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.