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Board Members 2013

State Water Resources Control Board Members
From left to right:  Dorene D'Adamo; Vice Chair Frances Spivy-Weber;
Chair Felicia Marcus; Steven Moore, and Tam Doduc

Felicia Marcus, Chair

Felicia Marcus, Chair

Felicia Marcus was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the State Water Resources Control Board (Board) for the State of California in 2012, and designated by the Governor as Chair in April of 2013. The Board implements both federal and state laws regarding drinking water and water quality, and it implements the state’s water rights laws. The Board sets statewide water quality, drinking water, and water rights policy, hears appeals of local regional board water quality decisions, decides water rights disputes, and provides financial assistance to communities to upgrade water infrastructure.

Before her appointment to the Water Board, Marcus served in positions in government, the non-profit world, and the private sector. In government, Felicia served as the Regional Administrator of the U.S  EPA Region IX in the Clinton Administration where she was known for her work in bringing unlikely allies together for environmental progress and for making the agency more responsive to the communities it serves, particularly Indian Tribes, communities of color, local government, and agricultural and business interests. While at U.S. EPA, Felicia worked extensively on the range of environmental issues under EPA’s jurisdiction, most heavily in air quality, Bay-Delta water, tribal, and US-Mexico border issues.

Prior to that, Felicia headed the Los Angeles’ Department of Public Works at a time when the City went from garnering lawsuits to garnering national awards for environmental excellence. Felicia came to Public Works after extensive experience as a public interest lawyer and community organizer in Los Angeles, including being a co-founder and general counsel for Heal the Bay. In the non-profit world, she was the Western Director for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a national environmental leader in bringing science, law, and policy expertise to solving our world’s pressing environmental and conservation challenges. Prior to joining NRDC, Felicia was the Executive VP/COO of the Trust for Public Land (TPL), a national non-profit devoted to conserving land for people. She also was a private and non-profit sector attorney in Los Angeles.

She currently serves or has served in the past on many non-profit boards and Advisory Councils including the Public Policy Institute of California Statewide Leadership Council, Sustainable Conservation, USC-Kesten Institute for Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy, and the Center for Diversity and the Environment. She is also currently an Obama Administration appointee to the Commission on Environmental Cooperation-Joint Public Advisory Council (US, Mexico, Canada) and was a Schwarzenegger Administration appointee to the Delta Stewardship Council prior to being appointed to the Water Board.

Frances Spivy-Weber, Vice Chair

Frances Spivy-Weber

Frances Spivy-Weber of Redondo Beach was first appointed to the State Water Resources Control Board in 2007, reappointed and elected Vice-Chair of the Board in 2009, and reappointed by Governor Brown in 2013 to a four-year term. Before being appointed to the Board, she served as the Executive Director of the Mono Lake Committee since 1997.

From 1983 to 1992, Ms. Weber served as the Director of international programs for the National Audubon Society. She previously was a legislative assistant for the Animal Welfare Institute from 1978 to 1982.

Ms. Spivy-Weber is currently serving as Chair of the Water Policy Center Advisory Council with the Public Policy Institute of California; Member, Advisory Board of Syzergy; and Member, Advisory Committee on Recycled Water and Direct Augmentation of Surface Waters and Feasibility of Direct Potable Reuse.

Ms. Spivy-Weber was a member of the Bay-Delta Public Advisory Committee and co-chair of its Water Use Efficiency Committee. She also served as co-chair of the Southern California Water Dialogue and convener of the California Urban Water Conservation Council. She has served on many boards, including the Water Education Foundation, California Council of Land Trusts, and Clean Water Action/Clean Water Fund.

Tam M. Doduc

Tam Doduc

Tam Doduc serves as the civil engineer on the State Water Resources Control Board. Ms. Doduc most recently served as Deputy Secretary at the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA), where she directed the agency's environmental justice and external scientific peer review activities. She also coordinated various environmental quality initiatives, and provided general oversight of children's environmental health programs.

Ms. Doduc began her career in 1989 as an environmental consultant. She then joined the staff of the State Water Resources Control Board and, later, the California Air Resources Board. From 1998 to 2002, Ms. Doduc provided technical and business assistance to environmental technology developers and manufacturers, serving in the Office of Environmental Technology and, later, as Cal/EPA's Assistant Secretary for Technology Certification. From 2002 to 2004, Ms. Doduc served as Cal/EPA’s Assistant Secretary for Agriculture, Air and Chemical Programs.

A licensed civil engineer, Ms. Doduc earned a Bachelor of Science in BioEngineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering from the California State University in Sacramento. She also earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

Steven Moore

Steven Moore

Steven Moore was appointed to the board by Governor Brown in 2012. He previously served on the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board from 2008-2012 under the Brown and Schwarzenegger administrations and held staff positions at that Regional Water Board at various times between 1992 and 2006.

He has worked 10 years as an engineering consultant on a wide variety of water infrastructure projects, stream and wetland restoration projects, and Environmental Impact Reports throughout California. Mr. Moore has held staff and managerial positions for 12 years in various clean water regulatory programs, including discharge permits, wetland permits, water quality standards, Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program (SWAMP), and grant funding and administration. He served on the Federal Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force from 2002 to 2006, specializing in ballast water management. He contributed to the 2007 update of the San Francisco Bay Estuary's Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP), focusing on drainage infrastructure renewal and pollution prevention.

Mr. Moore holds a B.S. in biological sciences and an M.S. in civil engineering, both from Stanford University, and is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Dorene D'Adamo

Dorene D'Adamo

Dorene D'Adamo was appointed to the board by Governor Brown in 2013. She previously served on the California Air Resources Board from 1999-2013 under the Brown, Schwarzenegger and Davis Administrations, where she was instrumental in the board's air quality and climate change programs and regulations.

Ms. D'Adamo served in various capacities for Members of Congress from the San Joaquin Valley over a 20 year period, working primarily on environmental, water and agricultural legislative policy. She was a representative on the Davis Administration's CALFED team and on the committee to develop UC Merced. She serves on the board of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley and on the Governor’s Drought Task Force.

Ms. D'Adamo also served in a variety of roles within California's criminal justice system, including Assistant Director to the California Department of the Youth Authority, Legal Counsel to the California State Assembly Committee on Public Safety, Consultant to the State Legislative Joint Committee on Prison Construction and Operations. She also was a visiting lecturer for the Department of Politics at the California State University, Stanislaus.

Ms. D'Adamo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Davis and a Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law.

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