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Monday, August 2, 2010


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Governor Names Marcus to Delta Stewardship Council


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday named San Francisco attorney Felicia Marcus to the Delta Stewardship Council.

Marcus, 54, has served as western director of the Natural Resources Defense Council since 2008. Before that, she was executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Trust for Public Land from 2001 to 2008 and regional administrator of Region IX for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 1993 to 2001.

A Democrat, Marcus worked for the Los Angeles Board of Public Works as a commissioner from 1989 to 1991 and as president from 1991 to 1993. She was director of litigation for Public Council from 1988 to 1989 and an associate attorney for Munger Tolles and Olson from 1986 to 1988. She was also a fellow for the Center for Law in the Public Interest from 1984 to 1985 and a law clerk for Ninth U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Harry Pregerson from 1983 to 1984.

Marcus is a member of the Natural Heritage Institute Board of Directors, the Metropolitan Water District Blue Ribbon Committee, the Public Policy Institute of California Advisory Board, the Urban Habitat Board of Directors, the San Francisco Baykeeper Advisory Board, the Center for Diversity and the Environment Advisory Board, the Kersten Institution for Infrastructure Advisory Board and the Sustainable Conservation Advisory Board.

A graduate of Harvard University and New York University School of Law, Marcus joined the State Bar in 1983, but assumed inactive status in 1993, according to the State Barís website.

The position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $40,669.


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