Delta Protection Advisory Committee

The Delta Protection Advisory Committee (DPAC) provides recommendations to the Delta Protection Commission on diverse interests within the Delta, including: the Delta’s ecosystem, water supply, socioeconomic sustainability, recreation, agriculture, flood control, environment, water resources, utility infrastructure and other Delta issues.  This fifteen member committee is appointed by the Commission and meets regularly.  Meetings are open to the public and everyone’s input is welcome.

Accepting Applications

The Delta Protection Commission is advised by a Delta Protection Advisory Committee (DPAC), a 15 member volunteer body consisting of representatives of diverse interests within the Delta. Members are appointed by the Commission to a three-year term and may be re-appointed. DPAC generally meets 5-6 times a year in Walnut Grove. The Commission strives for diversity in representation on DPAC, including geographic diversity throughout the entire Delta region. Current work activities of DPAC include input on the update of the Commission’s Land Use and Resource Management Plan, update of the Commission’s Economic Sustainability Plan, levee policy, and other matters.
The Commission is seeking applications from individuals to serve on DPAC representing the following categories: Delta Business (2 positions), Delta Agriculture (2 positions), Delta Recreation (1 position), Delta Flood Entity (1 position), Delta Organization (1 position), Delta General Public (1 position), Delta Water Exporter (1 position), and Conservation/Habitat Non-governmental Organization (2 positions).
The application form is available here. For more information on the Delta Protection Advisory Committee, please see the DPAC Charter. Applications are due by April 21, 2017. The Commission is anticipated to consider the appointments at its May 18 meeting in Isleton.

Delta Protection Advisory Committee Meetings

The next DPAC meeting has not been scheduled yet. The meeting date and agenda will be available here.

Advisory Committee Members 2016

  • Delta Agriculture:  David Strecker, Strecker Ranch and D&A Farms and Al Medvitz, McCormack Sheep & Grain
  • Delta Business:  Gilbert Labrie, Architect and Bill Wells, California Delta Chamber of Commerce
  • Delta Conservation/Habitat:  Aaron Will, Ducks Unlimited and Judah Grossman, The Nature Conservancy
  • Delta Flood Entity:  Melinda Terry, North Delta Water Agency and California Central Valley Flood Control Association
  • Delta General Public:  Barbara Daly
  • Delta Organization:  Mark Pruner, North Delta C.A.R.E.S.
  • Delta Recreation:  Jack Michael, Recreational Boaters of California and Kathy Bunton, Delta Kayak Adventures
  • Delta Utility/Infrastructure: Mark Krausse, Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Delta Water Exporter:  Byron Buck, State and Federal Contractors Water Agency
  • State Agency:  Jim Starr, California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Ramona Fernandez, California Department of Parks and Recreation

For past meeting agendas and more information, see below:

Enabling Legislation