Cindy Messer, a former deputy director of the Delta Stewardship Council, has been appointed chief deputy director at the California Department of Water Resource where she has served as assistant chief deputy director since 2016, Gov. Jerry Brown’s Office announced Tuesday.
Messer, of Sacramento, was deputy director of the Planning, Performance and Technology Division at the Delta Stewardship Council from 2012 to 2016 and assistant executive officer at the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Conservancy from 2010 to 2012. She has served in several positions in the Division of Environmental Services at the California Department of Water Resources from 1999 to 2010, including senior environmental scientist, environmental program manager, section chief and environmental scientist.
Messer earned a Master of Science degree in conservation biology from California State University, Sacramento. This position does not require Senate confirmation.