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Delta Stewardship Council Names Madueño As Chair
Virginia Madueno

At its June 23, 2022 meeting, the Delta Stewardship Council voted Vice-Chair Virginia Madueño in to the post of chairperson.

“It’s been a pleasure and a privilege acting in the absence of a full-time chair,” said Madueño. “I see this as a huge responsibility and will rise to the occasion with all of you. Together, we can work creatively as a unified body to meet the needs and challenges we will face in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.”

Chair Madueño’s duties will take effect after she takes an oath to the position, which has been vacant since former Chair Susan Tatayon’s term ended in February 2022. Chair duties may be carried out for no more than four years.

“Chair Madueño will bring decisive leadership and a fresh perspective to the chairship,” said Executive Officer Jessica R. Pearson. “I look forward to continuing our work toward the coequal goals under her stewardship.”

Madueño was appointed to the Council by Governor Newsom in 2021 and has since served as a councilmember, vice-chair, and interim chair. Her term on the Council expires on Feb. 3, 2024.

To learn more about Madueño, visit the Councilmembers web page:

Created by the California Legislature in 2009, the Delta Stewardship Council is composed of members who represent different parts of the state and offer diverse expertise in fields such as environmental issues, science, and public service. Of the seven, four are appointed by the Governor, one each by the Senate and Assembly, and the seventh is the chair of the Delta Protection Commission. For more information visit the Council’s website: