Armando Quintero (Photo: MMWD)
Cal State East Bay alumnus Armando Quintero has been elected vice president of the (MMWD) Board of Directors for 2013.
Quintero was first appointed to the MMWD board in 2009. He was re-elected in 2010 and won re-election unopposed in 2012. Quintero is the chair of MMWD’s Watershed Committee and serves on the District Operations Committee. He also represents MMWD on the Tomales Bay Watershed Council.
In addition to his work for the MMWD, Quintero is the director of development for the Sierra Nevada Research Institute, which is housed at the University of California at Merced. Previously he spent 20-plus years with the National Park Service, most recently as the chief of special park uses for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. He has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations in Marin and California. He earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from CSUEB.
MMWD is Marin County’s largest provider of drinking water, serving a population of 185,000 in a 147-square-mile area of south and central Marin County. The district owns and manages 21,250-acres of watershed land on Mt. Tamalpais and in west Marin. The primary source of water supply is rainfall captured in seven reservoirs, providing 75 percent of the water consumed each year.