Upcoming June 23rd CVFPB Workshop

The workshops are intended to provide the Board an opportunity to discuss the 2017 CVFPP Update, associated documents, public comments, and any potential revisions to the 2017 CVFPP Update. The June 23rd Board Workshop will address public comments received on the 2017 CVFPP Update, specifically topics related to the levee vegetation management strategy and land use/floodplain management. The draft comment response document summarizes the comments received and DWR’s initial recommended responses to them. The workshop is being held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Sacramento Public Library, 828 I street, 1st Floor, West Room. Use the Meeting Room entrance.

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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.