SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
Peter Silva, 65, of Jamul, has been reappointed to the California Fish and Game Commission, where he has served since 2016. Silva has been president and chief executive officer at Silva-Silva International since 2011. He was assistant administrator for water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2009 to 2011, senior policy advisor at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California from 2005 to 2009 and a member of the State Water Resources Control Board from 2000 to 2005. Silva was deputy general manager at the Border Environment Cooperation Commission from 1997 to 2000 and served in several positions at the City of San Diego Utilities Department from 1987 to 1997, including deputy director for water utilities, assistant deputy director for the clean water program and civil engineer. He was a resident engineer at the International Boundary and Water Commission from 1983 to 1987. Silva was an engineer at the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board from 1982 to 1983, at the Otay Water District from 1980 to 1982 and at the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board from 1977 to 1980. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Silva is a Democrat.
Curtis Hill, 63, of Hollister, has been appointed to the California Victim Compensation Board. Hill was acting executive officer at the Board of State and Community Corrections in 2014 and a legislative advocate and strategic business consultant at Warner and Pank LLC from 2011 to 2012. Hill served as the sheriff of San Benito County from 1999 to 2010 and served in several positions in the San Benito County Sheriff’s Department from 1976 to 1999, including as undersheriff, sergeant, investigator and deputy sheriff. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Hill is a Republican
Jane Dolan, 68, of Chico, has been reappointed to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, where she has served since 2012. Dolan has been executive director at the Sacramento River Forum since 2010 and an independent probate referee since 1987. She served as member of the Butte County Board of Supervisors from 1979 to 2011. Dolan was a committee member of the Governor’s Advisory Drought Planning Panel in 2000. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $46,913. Dolan is a Democrat
William Edgar, 78, of Sacramento, has been reappointed to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, where he has served since 2012. Edgar has been co-owner at Edgar and Associates LLP since 1999. He was contract executive director at the Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency from 2007 to 2012 and a special advisor at McDonough Holland and Allen from 2001 to 2005. Edgar was a member of the California State Reclamation Board from 2001 to 2005 and executive director at the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency from 1988 to 1992. He served in several positions for the City of Sacramento from 1977 to 1999, including as city manager and assistant city manager. Edgar earned a Master of Public Policy degree in city management from the University of Pennsylvania. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $46,913. Edgar is a Democrat
Michael Villines, 50, of Placerville, has been reappointed to the Central Valley Flood Protection Board, where he has served since 2010. Villines has been owner at the Villines Group LLC since 2011. He served as a California State Assemblymember from 2004 to 2010 and was director of public relations and co-owner at Panagraph Marketing Solutions from 1999 to 2004. Villines was chief of staff to California State Assemblymember Chuck Poochigian from 1994 to 1998 and special assistant at the California Department of Fish and Game from 1992 to 1994. He was an advance representative in the Office of the Governor from 1991 to 1992. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $46,913. Villines is a Republican.