Delta Protection Advisory Committee

The Delta Protection Advisory Committee (DPAC) provides recommendations to the Delta Protection Commission on diverse interests within the Delta, including the Delta’s ecosystem, water supply, socioeconomic sustainability, recreation, agriculture, flood control, environment, water resources, utility infrastructure, and other Delta issues. This fifteen-member committee is appointed by the Commission and meets regularly; members serve three-year terms and may be re-appointed. Meetings are open to the public and everyone’s input is welcome. Currently, meetings are held virtually via Zoom but may resume in Walnut Grove as COVID-19 protocols are lifted.

September 2021 TBD

Past Meeting Agendas


January 6, 2021 Agenda (PDF) / Video recording
March 2, 2021 Agenda (PDF) / Video recording
May 4, 2021 Agenda (PDF) / Video recording
June 29, 2021 Agenda (PDF) / Video recording


January 9, 2020 Agenda (PDF)
March 4, 2020 Agenda (PDF)
June 29, 2020 (PDF)
September 2, 2020 (PDF)
November 2, 2020 (PDF) / Video recording

For other past meeting agendas and item documents, email the Commission Clerk at or call 916-375-4800 with your request. We will be happy to assist you in finding the information you require.

Advisory Committee Members

Delta Agriculture: David Strecker, Strecker Farms/San Joaquin County Farm Bureau, and Lindsey Liebig, Sacramento County Farm Bureau
Delta Business:  Gilbert Labrie, Architect, and Barbara Daly (Vice-Chair), Delta Heartbeat Tours
Delta Conservation/Habitat Non-governmental Organization:  Craig Watanabe, Tuscany Research Institute, and Jim Cox, CA Striped Bass Association
Delta Flood Entity:  Chris Elias, San Joaquin Area Flood Control Agency/CA Central Valley Flood Control Association
Delta General Public: Mark Pruner (Chair), Clarksburg
Delta Organization:  Mariah Looney, Restore the Delta
Delta Recreation:  Kathy Bunton, Delta Kayak Adventures, and Todd Bruce, Delta Recreationist
Delta Utility/Infrastructure: Sam Garcia, Pacific Gas & Electric Company
Delta Water Exporter:  Russ Ryan, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
State Agency:  Jim Starr, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, and Edward Hard, California Department of Parks and Recreation – Division of Boating and Waterways


Delta Cultural Preservation: Douglas Hsia, Locke Foundation
Daniel Welsh, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Jessica Fischer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Mario Manzo, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Kris Tjernell,  California Department of Water Resources

Enabling Legislation

Delta Protection Advisory Committee Charter (PDF)
Delta Protection Act, Public Resources Code Section 29753(a)

For more information contact Erik Vink.