SACRAMENTO, CA (STL.News) Governor Gavin Newsom announced the following appointments:
Patrick E. Wright, 59, of Grass Valley, has been appointed Director of the Governor’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force. Wright has been Acting Director of the Forest Management Task Force at California Natural Resources Agency since 2020 and Executive Director at the Tahoe Conservancy since 2006. He was Executive Director at the California Bay-Delta Authority from 2003 to 2006, Deputy Secretary for Policy Development at the California Natural Resources Agency from 2000 to 2003 and Senior Policy Advisor to the Regional Administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 1995 to 2000. Wright earned a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of California, Berkeley. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $170,772. Wright is a Democrat.
Camille K. Binon, 39, of Sacramento, has been appointed Legal Advisor at the Public Employment Relations Board, where she has served as an Attorney since 2019. Binon held several positions at the California Department of Human Resources from 2016 to 2019 and from 2012 to 2014, including Legal Counsel and Labor Relations Counsel, Legal Secretary and Law Clerk.