Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Tuesday nominated a longtime water-resources expert for a seat on the Metropolitan Water District Board of Directors.
Tracy Quinn serves as the California director of water efficiency for the Natural Resources Defense Council and has almost two decades of water policy experience.
“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.”
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.
“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.”
Quinn’s appointment needs the confirmation of the City Council. She would replace outgoing board member Mark Gold, who stepped down to accept a position as deputy secretary for oceans and coastal policy under Gov. Gavin Newsom.
The MWD is the regional water wholesaler for Southern California.
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