Gail Delihant
Western Growers, Senior Director, CA Government Affairs

Gail Delihant has been the Director of Government Affairs for Western Growers Association since December 2008. She is well known for her knowledge on water quality and agricultural issues in California and actively lobbies legislators and agency officials on the various concerns facing growers today. 

From 2003-2008 she served as Chief of Staff for Assemblyman Greg Aghazarian (R-Stockton) managing his capitol and district offices and coordinating his legislative package as well as handling committee and constituent concerns. Prior to this, she was an aide to former Assembly member and State Senator Dave Kelley, serving as his Legislative Assistant for many years until his retirement in 2003. She began her service in the State Capitol in 1987, starting in the secretarial pool under then-Speaker Willie Brown. 

Born in Sacramento and the graduate of local public schools, Delihant taught pre-school, and physical education at a private elementary school before beginning her Capitol career. An active member of the community, she has served on several local commissions, including the Vineyard Planning Council, the Cordova Planning Council, the South Sacramento County Ground Water Forum and the local Children’s Commission. 

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Articles by Gail Delihant

May 19, 2015

Are you one of the many Western Growers members who took advantage last year of drought assistance funding through the State Water Efficiency Program (SWEEP)?  Maybe you meant to but never got around to it?  Either way, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has

May 14, 2015

The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) has announced a local assistance program to support local public agencies seeking to meet requirements of the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA).  DWR is offering in-kind facilitation support services to local public agencies to suppor

Mar 26, 2015

The California Legislature, approved a $1 billion financing plan this week to speed up spending on water projects and allocated about $75 million in immediate aid for drought-stricken regions.