According to a press release issued today, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer appointed Michael J. Lacey to serve as the new Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR).
Lacey has served as the Deputy Director of the Department since 2011 where he was responsible for overseeing the protection and administration of water rights and water supplies. Lacey brings three decades of water experience to the position. Previously, for 22 years, he served as a business owner and consulting hydrologist assisting private and public sector clients comply with ADWR’s regulatory programs. He also has prior experience at ADWR, having worked there as a Water Resource Specialist from 1987-1989.
AnnaMarie Knorr, Arizona government affairs manager for Western Growers said, “Western Growers appreciates the role of the Department of Water Resources in protecting Arizona’s state water supply. We look forward to working with Director Lacey to ensure agriculture remains viable in Arizona.”
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