Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the following appointments:
Dallas Burtraw, 62, of Takoma Park, Maryland, has been appointed to the Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee. Burtraw has been Darius Gaskins senior fellow at Resources for the Future since 2010, where he has been a senior fellow since 1998 and was a fellow from 1989 to 1998. He was a program manager at SolarCal Local Government Commission on Conservation and Renewable Resources from 1981 to 1982. Burtraw is a member of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists and the American Economic Association. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in economics and a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Michigan. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Burtraw is a Democrat.
Quentin Foster, 42, of Sacramento, has been appointed to the Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee. Foster has been California Climate Program director at the Environmental Defense Fund since 2016. He was a senior policy advocate at the California Environmental Justice Alliance from 2015 to 2016, a legislative advocate at Public Advocates LLC from 2013 to 2014 and an assembly fellow and legislative aide for the California State Assembly from 2011 to 2013. Foster earned a Master of Public Administration degree in public policy from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the University of San Francisco. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Foster is a Democrat.
Meredith Fowlie, 43, of Piedmont, has been appointed to the Independent Emissions Market Advisory Committee. Fowlie has been an associate professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics at the University of California, Berkeley since 2012, where she was an assistant professor from 2009 to 2012. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Science degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Fowlie is not registered to vote.
Kory L. Honea, 47, of Chico, has been reappointed to the State 9-1-1 Advisory Board, where he has served since 2016. Honea has served as sheriff-coroner at the Butte County Sheriff’s Office since 2014, where he was undersheriff from 2010 to 2014 and deputy sheriff from 1993 to 2000. He served as an investigator at the Butte County District Attorney’s Office from 2000 to 2010 and as a boating safety officer and deputy sheriff trainee at the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office from 1990 to 1993. Honea earned a Juris Doctor degree from the William Howard Taft University Law School. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation. Honea is a Republican.