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Water Boards Tribal Affairs Contacts

The California Water Boards have designated tribal liaisons who oversee coordination of the Tribal Affairs program. To help strengthen the Tribal Affairs program and assist the liaisons, each of Water Boards regions and divisions have designated regional/divisional tribal coordinators.

State Water Resources Control Board Tribal Liaison

Adriana Renteria

1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 341-5229


(Region 1) North Coast Regional Board Tribal Coordinator

(Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Siskiyou, Sonoma, and Trinity counties.)

Cody Walker

5550 Skyland Blvd., Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone: (707) 576-2642

(Region 2) San Francisco Regional Board Tribal Coordinator

(Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Santa Clara (north of Morgan Hill), San Mateo, Marin, Sonoma, Napa, Solano counties.)

Sami Harper

1515 Clay St., Suite 1400
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: (510) 622-2415

(Region 3) Central Coast Regional Board Tribal Coordinator

(Santa Clara (south of Morgan Hill), San Mateo (southern portion), Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey, Kern (small portions), San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura (northern portion) counties.)

Daniel Ellis

895 Aerovista Place, Suite 101
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: (805) 549-3889

(Region 4) Los Angeles Regional Board Tribal Coordinator

(Los Angeles, Ventura counties, (small portions of Kern and Santa Barbara counties.)

Susana Lagudis

320 West Fourth Street, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Phone: (213) 576-6694

(Region 5) Central Valley Regional Board Tribal Coordinator

(Modoc, Shasta, Lassen, Plumas, Butte, Glen, Colusa, Lake, Sutter, Yuba, Sierra, Nevada, Placer, Yolo, Napa, (N. East), Solano (West), Sacramento, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, San Joaquin, Contra Costa (East), Stanislaus, Toulumne, Merced, Mariposa, Madera, Kings, Fresno, Tulare, Kern. (Very small portions of San Benito, San Luis Obispo) counties.)

Adriana Ross

1685 E. Street
Fresno, CA 93706
Phone: (559) 455-5576

(Region 6) Lahontan Regional Board Tribal Coordinator

(Modoc (East), Lassen (East side and Eagle Lake), Sierra, Nevada, Placer, El Dorado, Alpine, Mono, Inyo, Kern (East), San Bernardino, Los Angeles (N/E corner) counties.)

Danny McClure

2501 Lake Tahoe Blvd.,
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: (530) 542-5443

(Region 7) Colorado River Regional Board Tribal Coordinator

(Imperial, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego counties.)

Emma McCorkle

73-720 Fred Waring Dr. Suite 100
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: (760) 776-8947

(Region 8) Santa Ana Regional Board Tribal Coordinator

(Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino counties.)

Claudia Tenorio

3737 Main Street, Suite 500
Riverside, CA 92501
Phone: (951) 782-4963

(Region 9) San Diego Regional Board Tribal Coordinator

(San Diego, Orange, Riverside counties.)

Michelle Santillan

2375 Northside Dr. #100
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (619) 521-3369

Division of Water Rights Tribal Coordinator

(Water Right Permits, Water Quality Certifications, Bay Delta, and Water Right Enforcement and Hearings.)

Erica Gonzales

1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 341-5325

Division of Water Quality Tribal Coordinator

(Statewide Policies and Plans, Underground Storage Tank Cleanup, Water Quality Standards and Assessment, and Groundwater Quality Protection.)

Taran Sahota

1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 327-8679

Division of Financial Assistance Tribal Coordinator

(Operator Certification Program, Loans and Grants, and Office of Sustainable Water Solutions.)

Wendy Pierce

1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 449-5178

Division of Drinking Water Tribal Coordinator

(Regulate Public Water Systems, Inspections, Issue Permits and Determine Compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act and maintain the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP).)

Robert Brownwood

1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 341-5125

Office of Information Management & Analysis (OIMA) Tribal Coordinator

Surface Water Ambient Monitoring, Fish or shellfish contamination, Freshwater Harmful Algal Blooms (FHABs), Stream or Watershed Health Assessments, Water Data Science Symposium or other data engagement

Anna Holder

1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 341-5096

Office of Research, Planning, and Performance (ORPP) Tribal Coordinator

(Emergency Response, Sustainable Groundwater Management, Urban Water Conservation, Climate Change)

Brittani Evans

1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 341-5930