Harder Secures Nearly $14 Million for Four Central Valley, Regional Water Projects in House Funding Bill

Four Projects Included in Harder’s SAVE Water Resources Act Named in Final Energy and Water Appropriations Bill 

From mavensnotebook.com “The Energy and Water Development appropriations bill funds critical infrastructure projects throughout the country. I am especially pleased that our bill includes four projects — the North Valley Regional Recycled Water Program, the Sites Reservoir, the Los Vaqueros Reservoir, and the Del Puerto Canyon Reservoir — that will make a difference in the lives of Californians. These projects would not have been included without the hard work of Representative Harder and I commend him on his steadfast advocacy for his community,” said Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09), Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. (more)

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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.