John Corbett, Director
From October 2002 through December 2020
Mr. Corbett, of McKinleyville, has more than 30 years experience in water quality issues. Mr. Corbett received his Juris Doctor from Hastings Law School and a Masters in Law from the University Of Stockholm School Of Law in Sweden, with his thesis on Water Quality Administration. He has previously lectured at Humboldt State University on water quality law, Indian water rights, air quality law, and the politics of natural resources. He is the head hearing officer for the Unified North Coast Air Quality Management Hearing Board and was formerly a Federal Magistrate for Indian Fishing Rights on the Klamath River. He was a sponsored participant for the Program in Environmental Policy Management of the School of Public Health and John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is a former Humboldt County Supervisor and has previously served on the California Coastal Commission. Mr. Corbett has successfully drafted legislation amending the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and was formerly senior legal counsel for the Yurok Tribe. Mr. Corbett was appointed to the Regional Water Board on December 21, 2001.
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Mary Burke, Vice President
From March 2017 through December 2020
David Couch, Director
From December 2009 through December 2022