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Board of Supervisors Appoints Interim Water Resources Director

Board of Supervisors Appoints Interim Water Resources Director


LAKE COUNTY, Calif. (April 10, 2018) – At their meeting on April 10, 2018, the Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed David Cowan as Interim Water Resources Director for the County, effective immediately.


David Cowan has a Master of Science in Aquatic Biology and more than 20 years of experience in watershed protection, water program management, aquatic biology, and fisheries.   Most recently, Mr. Cowan served as Water Resources Program Coordinator for the County of Lake.


Cowan is passionate about Water Resources and the environment, and eager to step into his new role as Interim Water Resources Director. 


“Water Resources is responsible for so many programs: lakebed management; invasive species; water quality and cyanobacteria; and, of course, the reclamation project in Upper Lake. I’m looking forward to learning more about these projects and how we can make them better in the future,” stated Cowan.


“The Water Resources team here is great,” Cowan continued.  “Each person knows what they need to be doing and has a great attitude about taking on the day.  Staff in other departments have been welcoming and helpful in answering questions for the new guy, as well.  I’m excited to get out into all of the Lake County communities and start meeting community leaders and those involved with the lake and water.”


Community leaders will find a valuable partner in Cowan.



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