South Lake Tahoe — California's Secretary for Resources Mike Chrisman recently announced that Patrick Wright has been named Executive Officer for the California Tahoe Conservancy. Wright currently serves as Assistant Secretary for Program Development at the Resources Agency.
The Tahoe Conservancy was established in 1984 to develop and implement programs to protect and restore the natural resources of the Lake Tahoe region. Dennis Machida, the Conservancy's first executive officer, led the Conservancy from its inception until he passed away in March 2005.
“It's an honor to follow in Dennis Machida's footsteps,” said Wright. “I hope to build upon his great legacy in protecting this national treasure.”
Prior to serving at the Resources Agency, Wright was the first director of the California Bay Delta Authority, Resources Agency Deputy Secretary, and senior policy advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of the Interior.