Kamie is no stranger to Butte County. A product of Butte College and California State University (CSU), Chico, she began her career in 1991 as a Planning Analyst for the Town of Paradise’s Wastewater Design Assessment District and Onsite Sanitation Division. While pursuing her master’s degree in Rural and Town Planning, Kamie worked on the Butte Creek Existing Conditions Report and other grant funded watershed projects for the California State University, Chico (CSUC) Research Foundation. She then transitioned into community planning and environmental consulting focusing on projects located throughout Northern California. In this role, her work included the preparation of long-range planning documents, public outreach and engagement for community action plans, and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) impact analyses.
For ten years, starting in 2009, Kamie served as the Principal Planner and Environmental Department Manager at NorthStar, a local engineering firm, focusing on CEQA and regulatory permitting compliance for land use and infrastructure projects including roadways, bridges, culverts, and water and wastewater conveyance facilities. In this position, she worked with numerous local districts, cities, and counties as well as state and federal agencies.
For the last two years Kamie has served as the contract general manager for Durham Irrigation District, which provided her the opportunity to participate on the Vina GSA Management Committee and assist with the preparation of the Vina GSP. Most recently, she has led the Stormwater Practice Area team for West Yost Associates.
As Butte County’s Director of Water and Resource Conservation, it is Kamie’s intention to:
- inform the County’s decision-making process’;
- implement County goals, policies, and regulations;
- work cooperatively with local, regional, and state agencies;
- engage with the citizens, landowners, and stakeholders of the County; and
- sustainably manage, conserve, and protect Butte County’s water and other resources including our groundwater, water supplies, and State Water Project allocation.