LOS ANGELES — Grant Davis, 54, of Petaluma, has been appointed director of the California Department of Water Resources.

Davis, a Democrat, has been general manager of the Sonoma County Water Agency since 2009, where he was assistant general manager from 2007 to 2009.

The Department of Water Resources is responsible for managing and protecting California’s water resources. The agency provides wholesale water, wastewater treatment and flood control.

It is the largest energy user in the county and became carbon-free in 2015 by providing its water through 100% renewable energy.

Grant Davis will run California's largest water agency.

Grant was executive director of the Bay Institute from 1997 to 2007, senior district representative in the Office of Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey from 1993 to 1997, and principal of Impact Consulting from 1990 to 1993.

This position requires Senate confirmation. Compensation is $194,600.

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