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Released On: February 26, 2014

Reclamation Announces Lake Berryessa Community Forum Coordinating Team Members

NAPA, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation announces the Lake Berryessa Community Forum Coordinating Team members effective March 1, 2014. The Community Forum is comprised of founding and newly appointed members and is designed to promote public input regarding recreation opportunities and services at Lake Berryessa.

Term February 2013 to February 2015 (founding members):
Tracy Renee, Local Resident – Representing Local Landowners and Residents
Craig Morton, Lake Berryessa Chamber of Commerce – Representing Local Businesses
Chris Lee, Solano County Water Agency – Representing Water Quality and Water Supply
Captain Doug Pike, Napa County Sheriff’s Office – Representing Public Services and Public Safety
Susan Sedillo, Local Resident – Representing Broad Based Interests

Term March 2014 to February 2016:
George Gamble, Rancher – Representing Local Ranchers (founding member - reappointed)
John Donlevy, Winter City Manager – Representing Gateway Communities (founding member - reappointed)
Lonny Lopez, Monticello Ski Club – Representing Water-based Recreation (founding member - reappointed)
Carol Kunze, Tuleyome – Representing Land-based Recreation (new member)
Wendy Wallin, Sierra Club – Representing Conservation Groups (new member)
Reclamation will continue to accept nominations for the Fish and Wildlife Management stakeholder group representative.

In February 2013, the ten founding members of the Coordinating Team were announced. To ensure continuity on the Team, the members drew lots to determine whose terms would run for a full two years and whose would expire after one year. As a result of the draw, the terms of the representatives for these stakeholder groups would expire on Feb. 28, 2014: Local Ranchers, Land-based Recreation, Water-based Recreation, Conservation Groups and Gateway Communities.

On Dec. 10, 2013, Reclamation requested nominations for individuals to replace those whose terms were about to expire. Stakeholder groups were asked to nominate individuals to represent the interests of their group. Self-nominations were accepted, consecutive terms for representatives were permitted, and nominations were due by February 7.

Reclamation is working to implement the Lake Berryessa Visitor Services Plan Record of Decision and provide safe and enjoyable recreation experiences for visitors to Lake Berryessa. To be added to the Lake Berryessa email or mailing list, please contact Janet Sierzputowski, Public Affairs, at 916-978-5112 (TTY 800-877-8339) or jsierzputowski@usbr.gov.

Lake Berryessa is managed by the 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/index.html. Please click on Recreation Updates in the light-blue navigation column on the left for information specific to Community Forum meetings.

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