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EVMWD Director Darcy M. Burke Reappointed to US EPA’s Local Government Advisory Committee

By January 11, 2024No Comments

LAKE ELSINORE, CA. — Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) is pleased to announce the reappointment of Director Darcy M. Burke to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Local Government Advisory Committee (LGAC).

Director Burke, serving on the EVMWD Board of Directors since 2018, will continue as a critical member of the LGAC for a new term spanning December 2023 to January 2026. The LGAC, established in 1993, plays a pivotal role as an advisory body to the US EPA, providing essential guidance on a broad spectrum of environmental policies and programs.

Burke, recognized for her wealth of experience, strong advocacy for responsible water management and environmental stewardship, is an ideal representative for local government on the LGAC.

“I am honored to be reappointed to the LGAC,” said Burke. “Collaborating with local leaders from across the nation has resulted in policies that safeguard public health, protect our environment, and ensure the vibrancy of our communities. I look forward to continuing this important work.

Greg Thomas, EVMWD’s General Manager, acknowledged Director Burke’s continued commitment to public service. He stated, “Darcy Burke’s dedication and contributions to the LGAC highlights her steadfast commitment to providing a world of experience and expertise across multiple spectrums and prioritizing the needs of our local communities on this crucial advisory committee. She is a voice of reason to help the Committee make sound recommendations to the EPA and safeguarding public health.”

Director Burke, as one of the two LGAC members from California, contributes to the committee’s female majority, marking the first time in its history that the LGAC group is predominantly composed of women. The selection of 37 members from over 60 highly qualified candidates reflects the committee’s commitment to diverse representation in terms of geographic location, gender, ethnicity, and stakeholder perspective.

In addition to her role on the EVMWD board, Burke has held diverse positions in the water sector, including Director of Public Affairs for the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) and former Executive Director for The Center for Water Education, a non-profit associated with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. She also served as the former Executive Director of the California Nevada Section, American Water Works Association (CA-NV-AWWA). Burke’s extensive background encompasses past membership in the California Department of Public Health Services Title 22 Technical Advisory Committee and the founding of the (CA-NV-AWWA) Water College. Holding a bachelor’s degree in international business & marketing from Mount St. Mary’s University, Los Angeles, she also earned a master’s in business administration with an emphasis in organizational leadership.

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