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Mid-Pacific Region
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Louis Moore
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Released On: December 10, 2013

Reclamation Requests Nominations for Individuals to Serve on the Lake Berryessa Community Forum Coordinating Team

NAPA, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation is requesting nominations for new members of the Lake Berryessa Community Forum Coordinating Team to replace the following five stakeholder group representatives whose terms expire in February 2014: Local Ranchers, Land-based Recreation, Water-based Recreation, Conservation Groups, and Gateway Communities. Reclamation will also accept nominations for the Fish and Wildlife Management stakeholder group representative, a position that has not yet been filled.

The purpose of the Community Forum is to promote communication and collaboration in implementing the Lake Berryessa Visitor Services Plan Record of Decision and address issues of mutual concern. Reclamation requests that stakeholder groups nominate individuals to represent the interests of their group. Self-nominations will also be accepted and should include a justification for wanting to represent a certain group. Please note that the Community Forum Charter does not prohibit consecutive terms for stakeholder representatives.

Nominations are requested by Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, and should be in a letter or email outlining the interest and background of the nominee. Nominations should be a maximum of one page. Please send nominations to Lake Berryessa Park Manager Jeff Laird, 5520 Knoxville Road, Napa, CA 94558 or to jlaird@usbr.gov.

Nominees should be individuals who can fairly represent an interest group, are results oriented, collaborative and courteous, and have the ability to attend meetings at different locations and times. There will be no compensation for those selected to serve on the Forum. Nominees should be able to serve a term of two years.

Reclamation holds regularly scheduled Forum meetings as plans are being developed and put in place for visitor services and recreation at the lake. Reclamation’s goal continues to be to provide safe and enjoyable recreation experiences for visitors to Lake Berryessa.

To be added to the Lake Berryessa email or mailing lists, please contact Janet Sierzputowski, Public Affairs Specialist, at 916-978-5100 (TTY 1-800-877-8339) or jsierzputowski@usbr.gov. Lake Berryessa is managed by Reclamation’s Central California Area Office as part of the Solano Project. Additional information on Lake Berryessa is available at http://www.usbr.gov/mp/ccao/berryessa/.

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