New Bureau of Reclamation Deputy Area Manager Announced

Media Contact: Patricia Cox , (623) 773-6214
Randy Chandler , (623) 773-6215

For Release: June 24, 2013

PHOENIX - Leslie Meyers is the new Deputy Area Manager for Reclamation's Phoenix Area Office. Area Manager Randy Chandler announced the selection, which was effective June 16, 2013. The Deputy Area Manager oversees Reclamation’s programs and works with state, municipal, regional and tribal water interests throughout much of Arizona and the Gila River watershed in New Mexico.

Meyers began her career with Reclamation at the Phoenix office in January of 1989 after several years with a private engineering firm. "I am thankful for a long and diverse career with Reclamation in the Phoenix Area Office and am very proud of the important work that we do,” Meyers said.

A registered professional engineer, Meyers has received numerous awards throughout her federal career, including the Superior Service Award, one of the Department of the Interior's highest for career employees.

Meyers previously served as chief of the Program Development Division. "Her work in this arena has given her broad exposure to the Arizona water community, watershed groups, and the water issues facing Arizona," Chandler says. Earlier in her career, Meyers helped develop operating agreements for the Central Arizona Project and New Waddell Dam and managed accessibility and Water Conservation programs.

She met her husband Bryan while both were students at Texas A&M where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in civil engineering. They have been married for 27 years and have three children.

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