Wade Crowfoot appointed Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency
Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the appointment of his California Natural Resources Agency Secretary and California Labor and Workforce Development Agency Secretary, and senior advisors and members of the communications team in the Governor’s Office.
Wade Crowfoot, 45, of Oakland, has been appointed Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency. Crowfoot was chief executive officer of the Water Foundation from 2016 to 2018. He was deputy cabinet secretary and senior advisor to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. from 2013 to 2016. Crowfoot also served as deputy director for Governor Brown’s Office of Planning and Research from 2011 to 2013. He was West Coast political director at the Environmental Defense Fund from 2009 to 2011 and senior environmental advisor to former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom from 2004 to 2007. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $209,943. Crowfoot is a Democrat.
Maven note: The rest of the press release announces appointments for senior advisors and others, none really related to water. So far, he has not appointed a water policy advisor.
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