Jason Phillips Selected as Area Manager for Reclamation's Klamath Basin Area Office

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For Release: November 01, 2010

The Bureau of Reclamation's Mid-Pacific Region announces the selection of Jason Phillips as the Area Manager of the Klamath Basin Area Office located in Klamath Falls, Oregon.  Phillips is scheduled to begin his new job in January 2011.

Donald R. Glaser, Regional Director, Mid-Pacific Region, stated:  "Jason Phillips' past experience and demonstrated skills managing complex water management programs make him extremely well-suited to lead the Klamath Basin Area Office."  

Interactive picture of Jason Phillips, the new Klamath Basin Area Office.  Click to visit his websiteAs Area Manager, Phillips will direct and oversee program activities for the Klamath Project which provides irrigation water for about 240,000 acres as well as water for the Klamath National Wildlife Refuges.  A key element of the Area Manager position will be continuing to lead the extensive restoration programs under way in the Klamath Basin.

Phillips began his federal career working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Portland, Oregon, and later in Sacramento, California, as a project manager on flood control and ecosystem restoration projects, including the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Comprehensive Study.  Phillips joined the Mid-Pacific Region in 2001 and has managed several critical water resources programs, including the Upper San Joaquin River Basin Storage Investigation, the San Luis Drainage Feature Re-evaluation, federal CALFED Bay-Delta Program activities, and currently the San Joaquin River Restoration Program.

Phillips holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Portland State University. 

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Relevant Link:

Klamath Basin Area Office Link