(Napa, CA--) The County Executive Officer announces the existence of one (1) Public At Large opening on the Board of Directors of the Watershed Information Center and Conservancy (WICC) Board of Napa County due to term expiration. The term of office commences immediately upon appointment and expires August 2018.
The WICC Board serves as an advisory committee to Napa County Board of Supervisors. The WICC’s role is to assist the Board of Supervisors in their decision-making process and serve as a conduit for citizen input by gathering, analyzing and recommending options related to the management of watershed resources. In that capacity, the WICC has a responsibility to publicly evaluate and discuss matters that they have been requested to review and comment upon by the Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors has charged the WICC with making recommendations on matters relating to watershed restoration projects and resource protection activities, coordination of land acquisition, and development of a long-term watershed resource management program that provides public outreach and education, monitoring coordination, inventory and assessment, and data management. The WICC was created by the Board of Supervisors in May 2002. The WICC Board encourages collaboration, cooperation and consistency among those working in Napa County’s watersheds by coordinating and facilitating partnerships among individuals, agencies and organizations involved in improving watershed health; supporting watershed research activities and providing watershed information and education. The WICC Board meets the fourth Thursday every other month at 4:00 p.m. in the Hall of Justice, 1125 Third Street, Napa, CA 94559.
The Board consists of seventeen members and one alternate member as follows: one (1) member nominated by the Napa County Land Trust from among the Land Trust’s Board of Directors; one (1) director or associate director nominated by the Napa County Resource Conservation District; one (1) representative from the Natural Resource Conservation Service; two (2) members and one (1) alternate of the Napa County Board of Supervisors; one (1) member of the Napa County Conservation, Development and Planning Commission; one (1) council representative from each city or town in Napa County nominated by their respective city or town council; and six (6) Napa County residents from the public at large representing environmental, agricultural, development and community interests.
Anyone interested in consideration for appointment must submit a completed application form and apply directly to the County Executive Office, 1195 Third Street, Suite 310, Napa, 94559, telephone 253-4421 no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 22, 2014. The application form is available on the County website at www.countyofnapa.org. Go to the main County page and click on the Committees and Commissions link in the left-hand navigation under County Info. To submit an application directly online, click "application for appointment" and follow the application instructions.
The Board of Supervisors and staff of Napa County are dedicated to preserving and sustaining Napa County for present and future generations as a community with generous open space, a thriving agricultural industry and a quality human and natural environment. Visit us on the Web at www.countyofnapa.org.