Delta Protection Commission Announces New Executive Director
WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 16, 2022) – Bruce Blodgett of Elk Grove has been hired as Executive Director, effective August 8, 2022. He replaces Erik Vink, who is retiring effective early August.
Blodgett has served as Executive Director of San Joaquin Farm Bureau since 2005. In that position, he managed the organization’s efforts to represent San Joaquin County agriculturalists and reported to a 53-member board of directors. “I’m excited for the opportunity to represent the people who live, work and recreate in the Delta region, from our farmers to our boaters,” Blodgett said. “As the meeting place of our state’s two great rivers and one of the oldest and most productive agricultural regions in California, the Delta is a special place and a region that faces many challenges from the state’s water management efforts.”
Sacramento County Supervisor Don Nottoli, who currently serves as Chairman of the Commission, said “The people of the Delta region live in one of the most special places in the country, a place that the U.S. Congress has recognized as nationally-significant when it designated the Delta as a National Heritage Area in 2019. We look forward to Bruce’s leadership and efforts in continuing to carry out the important work of the Commission.”