U. S. Army Corps Of Engineers South Pacific Division Change Of Command

July 25, 2018 – Board President Bill Edgar, Executive Officer Leslie Gallagher, and Acting Chief Engineer Michael Wright attended USACE’s South Pacific Division Change of Command ceremony in Sausalito, California. Outgoing Commander Brigadier General Peter Helmlinger turned over the reins to incoming Commander Colonel Kimberly Colloton, whose education in Architecture, Building Science, National Resource Strategy, Civil Engineering, Command College, and Project Management, plus her vast USACE experience, responsibilities, and numerous awards has prepared her well to take on this challenging South Pacific Division. The Central Valley Flood Protection Board congratulates, welcomes, and looks forward to working with Commander Colloton.

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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.