Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has nominated Tracy Quinn to the Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors.
Quinn, who currently serves as the California director of water efficiency for the Natural Resources Defense Council, will bring nearly two decades of water policy experience to the board.
“Tracy has dedicated her career to making water conservation a way of life so that our families can always count on access to clean, healthy water,” Garcetti said. “We need the best possible ideas and strategies to deal with inevitable droughts across Southern California, and Tracy will add an experienced, creative voice to the work of building a more sustainable, resilient future for our region.”
At the Natural Resources Defense Council, Quinn helped pass legislation to help California build local water reserves, improve statewide conservation and help implement more stringent water conservation codes for buildings. Prior to joining the NRDC, Quinn served on the board of directors at the Wildwood Foundation and the California Urban Water Conservation Council. Her background includes nearly a decade as a water resources engineer working to improve infrastructure design, stormwater capture regulations and resources planning.
“I am honored by the nomination to represent the city of Los Angeles on the Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors and grateful to Mayor Garcetti for entrusting me with this chance to serve the community,” Quinn said. “It will be a privilege to help develop the region’s water policies, with an eye towards reliability, resilience, affordability and equity in the face of a challenging, hotter and drier future.”
The nomination is subject to City Council confirmation. Quinn would replace outgoing board member Mark Gold, who has stepped down to accept a position as deputy secretary of coastal resources in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration.
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