At The Sierra Fund’s Board Meeting on February 4, immediately prior to our legislative reception, we will seat two new Board Members: Tim Seward, attorney with Hobbs, Straus, Dean and Walker, LLP and former Plumas County Supervisor Robert Meacher.
Please stop by our reception to welcome them in person – but be sure to RSVP to let us know you are coming.
Robert Meacher 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. Married to Carol Meacher for 30 years, he has three adult children.
Tim Seward is a partner with the law firm of Hobbs, Straus, Dean & Walker, LLP, in the firm’s Sacramento, California office. Hobbs Straus is a national law firm founded to represent and advance the interests of Indian and Alaska Native tribes and their people, with offices in: Washington, DC; Portland, OR; Oklahoma City, OK; Sacramento, CA and Anchorage, AL.
Prior to joining Hobbs Straus, Tim served as general counsel for the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California for seven years. He also worked in Washington, D.C. for several years, where he advocated on behalf of Indian tribes on matters being considered by Congress, federal administrative agencies, and state governments.
Tim assists Indian tribes in their efforts to enhance, preserve, and protect their nationhood and to provide for the health, safety, and well-being of tribal citizens. He is devoted to developing strong tribal government institutions and economies, and has assisted Indian tribes and tribal organizations in areas related to tribal affairs, self-determination and tribal sovereignty, programs and services, Indian housing, economic development, and natural and cultural resources.
In his work, Tim has assisted tribal clients to protect their natural and cultural resources, including their ability to engage in traditional and customary practices, from threats such as those arising from abandoned mines located on state and federal property. He has also worked with tribal clients to develop and implement tribal resource protection laws and policies.
Tim enjoys being out on the open land and water with his wife, Stephanie Hague, their two daughters, and their Newfoundland.