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

Apr 01, 2014

The California Dept. of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is holding two meetings to introduce its new program for on-farm water conservation practices and to hear comments and suggestions from growers.  The first meeting will be held in Sacramento on April 11; the second in Modesto on April 18:

Jun 06, 2013

WG staff in Sacramento have learned that the California Legislature's Conference Committee on the Budget will consider proposals to require the hiring of additional staff for enforcement of nitrate contamination issues.  It is being discussed that the State Water Resources Control Board hire seve

May 23, 2013

Throughout the last six months, a task force of agricultural representatives from Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and San Benito Counties has actively created a groundwater cooperative monitoring program for Regional Board approval.