Armando Quintero, vice president of the MMWD Board of Directors, has been reappointed to the California Water Commission by Gov. Jerry Brown. Quintero has served on the commission, which requires Senate confirmation, since 2014. Quintero will be Chair of the Water Commission for 2017.
Quintero is executive director of the University of California, Merced Sierra Nevada Research Institute and previously served as the Institute's director of development. Previously he spent 20-plus years with the National Park Service, most recently as the chief of special park uses for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. A field naturalist, he has led and leads trips in California and Mexico. He has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations in Marin and California. He earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from California State University, Hayward.
Quintero was first appointed to the MMWD board in 2009. He was re-elected in 2010 and won re-election unopposed in 2012 and 2016. He represents MMWD Division II, which includes central San Rafael and unincorporated areas of San Rafael. Quintero is the vice-chair of MMWD’s Watershed and District Operations committees and represents MMWD on the Tomales Bay Watershed Council.
"It is an extraordinary privilege to serve in the world of water for our local community and for the State,” said Quintero.
MMWD is Marin County’s largest provider of drinking water, serving a population of 189,400 in a 147-square-mile area of south and central Marin County. The District owns and manages 21,600 acres of watershed land on Mt. Tamalpais and in west Marin. The primary source of water supply is rainfall captured in seven reservoirs, providing 75% of the water consumed each year. The remaining 25 percent is imported annually from the Russian River through an agreement with the Sonoma County Water Agency. MMWD also operates its own recycled water system.
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