The East Bay Leadership Council's Water & Environment Task Force is excited to welcome Joaquin Esquivel, the chair of the State Water Resources Control Board to our October meeting. This is a rare opportunity to hear about state water policy, water rights and water quality issues from one of our state's leaders in the field. If you have questions you would like included in this program, please email them in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
About our Speaker: E. Joaquin Esquivel was appointed to the State Water Resources
Control Board by Governor Jerry Brown in March 2017 and designated by Governor Gavin Newsom as Chair in February 2019. Previously, he served as Assistant Secretary for federal water policy at the California Natural Resources Agency in the Governor’s Washington, D.C. office, where he facilitated the development of policy priorities between the agency, the Governor’s Office, the California Congressional delegation, and federal stakeholder agencies. For more than eight years prior to that, Joaquin worked for U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer of California, most recently as her legislative assistant covering the agriculture, native american, water, oceans, and nutrition portfolios, in addition to being the director of Information and Technology.
He was born and raised in California’s Coachella Valley. He holds a BA from the University of California, Santa Barbara in English.