Robert Meacher, The Sierra Fund Board Member, brings considerable expertise on water issues to the Board of The Sierra Fund.
Bob served as 2nd District Plumas County Supervisor for five terms, from 1992-2012. During his tenure on the Board he served on numerous committees including Plumas County’s Transportation Commission, Economic Development Commission, Flood Control and Water Conservation District, and on the Plumas County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo). He also served as Chairman for the Regional Council of Rural Counties (RCRC), and was instrumental in starting the water program for the organization, representing them on the California Bio-diversity Council and the Pacific Forest Watershed Lands Stewardship Council.
Bob was appointed consecutively by three State and Federal administrations to serve on the CALFED Bay-Delta Program’s Public Advisory Committee as a local government member and co-chaired the CALFED Watershed Program Public Advisory Committee.
Bob is currently serving as co-chair of the statewide steering committee under the Brown Administration’s Resources Agency via the Department of Conservation where he is charged with developing a watershed program for the State of California that will address, among other things, resource landscape adaptability to climate change.
Bob has brought local, state, and federal interests together around the principle of better resource management using the watershed approach. He is an active member of three non-profit boards: the Sacramento River Watershed Program, Water for California, and the California Watershed Network. Bob has served on the Quincy Library Group (Steering Committee) since 1994.
In addition Bob has been the owner and operator of the historic Genesee Store Bistro / Deli, food service operation with restaurant, catering, and event planning operations, for 23 years. He served for thirteen years with United States Merchant Marine, 1972 -1985. Bob has three adult children.