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Felicia Marcus

Felicia Marcus is chair of the State Water Resources Control Board and was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown. The board manages the state’s drinking water and water quality regulation, and it implements the state’s water rights laws. Previously, she served in positions in government, the nonprofit world, and the private sector.  In government, she served as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Region IX in the Clinton Administration where she was known for her work in bringing unlikely allies together for environmental progress on a wide range of issues. Prior to that, she headed Los Angeles’ Department of Public Works at a time when the city went from garnering lawsuits to garnering national awards for environmental excellence. In the nonprofit world, she was the western director for the Natural Resources Defense Council and was the Executive VP/COO of the Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit devoted to conserving land for people. She also was a private and nonprofit sector attorney in Los Angeles and has served on many nonprofit boards and advisory councils.

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