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County selects new stormwater program manager

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Courtney Walker has recently been hired as the Douglas County stormwater program manager.

Walker comes to Douglas County with more than 10 years of experience with stormwater and watershed management.

“I am very excited about this position, and I look forward to working with local residents to find feasible solutions for flooding concerns and stormwater runoff throughout the county,” said Walker. “My background and experience has given me the foundation for stormwater coordination in the Tahoe Basin and the Carson Valley, and I am eager to work collaboratively with the local community.”

Walker graduated from Douglas High School in 2000. She received her bachelor of science in earth and environmental science from the University of California, Irvine, in 2004.

She recently moved to Gardnerville with her husband Tripp and 4-year-old daughter. They had previously lived in Stateline.

She has worked with local, state, and regional governmental organizations, such as the Tahoe Resource Conservation District, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency and most recently, the Carson Water Subconservancy District.

“Courtney is well versed in local stormwater and watershed coordination,” County Spokeswoman Melissa Blosser said.

Her primary function will be to manage the Lake Tahoe Total Maximum Daily Load water clarity crediting program, facilitate the county municipal separate stormwater sewer systems permits for stormwater runoff, maintain and improve the county’s rating in FEMA’s Community Rating System program and assist with current development in the floodplain.