Boulder City, Nev.
Released On: October 21, 2011
"Valerie has a strong technical expertise in environmental compliance field, and contributes to Reclamation?s mission by providing grounded leadership and management skills, common sense, a fact based approach to problem solving, and a good sense of humor," said Director Gray-Lee.
Val Thomas began her civil service career in October of 1995 as an environmental protection specialist with the Department of Defense. She joined the Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Colorado Region in July 2009, and recently served as the Environmental Compliance Group Manager for an 11-member team of professionals. This group is critical to meeting the Region's environmental compliance mandates including Environmental Management System (EMS) implemented to reduce environmental impacts from the Region?s activities and facility operations; the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) which guides the production of environmental analysis documents for Regional projects; Cultural Resources Management; and Hazardous Material/Waste Management. Thomas also led her team in providing technical assistance in these areas to partner agencies, water users and Tribes and other stakeholders throughout the Region.
Valerie is a combat veteran, retiring as a Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel in 2003 after assignments that took her from Alaska to Iraq. Thomas has a B.S. degree from the Archeological Division of the Social Science Department at Michigan Technological University.
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