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New Water Czar

Dec 05, 2017

California’s new water czar introduces herself

Eileen Sobeck, the new executive director of the California State Water Resources Control Board, has a sense of humor that will serve her well as she deals with the state’s unending water woes and wars.

She’s a Stanford graduate, an attorney, and former Davis resident who has spent 38 years in federal jobs in Washington D.C. This included positions in the Department of Justice, Department of the Interior, and as director of the National Marine Fisheries Service, a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

“This has been a great opportunity to come back to the state as a recovering lawyer and recovering federal bureaucrat,” she told the Mountain Counties Resources Association in Auburn (MCWRA) at a recent water symposium.