CASQA selects executive director and new board members

The California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) has recently hired an Executive Director and elected five new members to its Board of Directors.


March 31, 2004 -- The California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) has recently hired an Executive Director and elected five new members to its Board of Directors.

CASQA is a nonprofit public benefit 501(c)(3) corporation, whose primary purpose is to provide assistance to entities charged with stormwater quality management responsibilities in the development and implementation of their stormwater quality programs.

CASQA works with the State of California, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, local jurisdictions, and businesses in developing stormwater policy and guidance.

CASQA provides its members with the latest information that impacts stormwater programs, holds full-day meetings focused on selected stormwater topics at least quarterly, and convenes subcommittees working on relevant issues.

CASQA is pleased to announce that Geoff Brosseau has been retained to serve as the organization's first Executive Director. Geoff brings strong qualifications, demonstrated leadership, and a unique combination of talents to this position. He possesses character and knowledge gained through years of experience in strategic planning, water policy, governmental affairs, legislative and regulatory analysis, and organization management.

Geoff has been an environmental consultant since 1989, and he currently also serves as Executive Director of BASMAA (Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association) - an organization in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally from Connecticut, Geoff has lived throughout California and holds degrees from UC San Diego and UCLA.

Previously, Geoff was a marine biologist for almost 10 years, working for aquaculture firms in Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. As Executive Director, Geoff will provide the leadership and vision necessary for the future and growth of CASQA.

The Board of Directors manages the activities and affairs of CASQA, and exercises or directs all corporate powers. There are eleven members who are elected to serve on the Board, each for staggered two-year terms. Nine Board members have full CASQA membership (NPDES stormwater permit holders), and two have affiliate CASQA membership (do not hold NPDES stormwater permits). The full Board of Directors includes the following:

* Karen Ashby (Larry Walker Associates)
* Bill Busath (City of Sacramento)
* Chris Crompton (County of Orange)
* Jeff Endicott (CDM)
* Jennifer Gonzalez (City of Monterey)
* Robert Hale (Alameda County)
* Karen Henry (City of San Diego)
* Sandy Mathews (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory )
* Steve Stump (Riverside County Flood Control and Water Conservation District)
* Naresh Varma (San Bernardino County Flood Control District)
* Tom Leary (City of Long Beach)

CASQA invites membership from stormwater programs; municipalities; state, federal, or institutional entities; construction or industrial stormwater permit holders; and affiliates, including trade associations, consulting firms, and individuals. For more information, please visit the CASQA website at www.casqa.org. View the CASQA Stormwater Quality Best Management Practice Handbooks at www.cabmphandbooks.com.

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