The 2020 Sustainable Enterprise Conference will be May 7, 2020 at SOMO Village.

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Grant Davis

Mr. Davis, as the General Manager of the Sonoma County Water Agency, is responsible for management activities related to the Water Agency’s core functions of water delivery, wastewater management, flood protection, and environmental sustainability.  An emerging focus of the Water Agency’s operations is the development of a secure, clean and renewable energy portfolio to insulate the region’s water supply from outside supply and price shocks, ensuring reliability. Currently, the Water Agency is working to expand their portfolio of renewables to offset their own energy use and to build an enterprise.

According to Mr. Davis, “It is incumbent upon the Agency to be looking ahead to find innovative solutions to the challenges we face today.  Projects the Water Agency are undertaking are intended to be multi-benefit, providing security to our water supply while supporting broader regional benefits, including the creation of local jobs.”

Prior to joining the Agency, Mr. Davis was Executive Director of The Bay Institute, a science-based nonprofit, dedicated to protecting the San Francisco Bay-Delta Watershed and improving water management in California.  Mr. Davis also worked for Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey and was an aide to State Senator Milton Marks of San Francisco and to Assemblywoman Lucy Killea of San Diego. Davis also operated a successful small business, specializing in strategic planning, public relations and campaign management.

Mr. Davis currently serves on the University of California President’s Advisory Commission, for the Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources. In addition, Mr. Davis is a board member of the California Utility Executives and Managers Association, Water Reuse California, and the Bay Planning Coalition.  Mr. Davis received his BA in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.

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