The Board Partners with the Vista Del Lago High School Summer Perceptorship Program

Over this past summer, the Central Valley Flood Protection Board welcomed two high school students taking part in the Vista del Lago Summer Preceptorship Program.  Incoming seniors, Sora Shojaie and Anna Lee, had the opportunity to work directly with the Board’s Permitting and Environmental Sections, assisting staff with the review of new applications and gaining valuable real world experience in a government agency. At the conclusion of the preceptorship, both students prepared TED-style lectures. Anna’s presentation focused on the value of confidence in the workplace, and Sora examined effective communication styles using examples of video footage taken during the Board’s June 23rd business meeting. The Board wishes Sora and Anna the best of luck as they apply to colleges in the fall.

Additional information about the Vista del Lago Summer Perceptorship Program can be found 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.