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David J. Guy, President

David Guy has devoted the past several decades to advancing economic interests that promote the conservation of California’s special places and their precious water and land. David works closely with Congress, the state legislature and state and federal agencies to further NCWA’s mission – to advance the economic, social and environmental sustainability of Northern California by enhancing and preserving its water rights, supplies, and water quality.

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Todd Manley, Director of Government Relations

Todd Manley is the Northern California Water Association’s (NCWA) Director of Government Relations. Todd advocates on behalf of NCWA’s members with government agencies, Congress, the State legislature, urban and agricultural water interests, and environmental organizations on various issues, including legislative negotiations, appropriations, ecosystem enhancements, Pacific Flyway, fish passage, efficient water management, and groundwater management. He also edits NCWA’s quarterly newsletter, NCWA Conveyance.

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Ida Otterson Noey, Administrator

Ida Otterson Noey is NCWA’s Administrator. Ida has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Sonoma State University. Prior to working at NCWA, Ida was employed with CrossCheck, Inc. as a legal clerk, assisting corporate counsel and legal staff. Ida is a lifelong resident of Northern California. Her family has farmed rice in the Sacramento Valley for four generations, and she now lives in West Sacramento with her husband.

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Bruce Houdesheldt, Director of Regulatory Affairs

Bruce Houdesheldt joined the Northern California Water Association’s (NCWA) in 2009 as Director of Regulatory Affairs. In this role, he has program management responsibility for the Sacramento Valley Water Quality Coalition (Coalition), a watershed-based agricultural water quality program. Working with growers, local Farm Bureau leadership, crop specialists from the University of California Cooperative Extension, natural resource specialists and Agricultural Commissioners he ensures the compliance and reporting requirements of the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board’s Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program (ILRP) are met for the 8,600 farmers and wetlands managers enrolled Coalition.

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Jessica Ridgley, Administrative Assistant

Jessica Ridgley is NCWA’s Administrative Assistant. Jessica graduated from Occidental College in 2015 with a degree in Sociology and a minor in Spanish. During college Jessica gained experience working as an Administrative Assistant for Langer Equestrian Group, a horseshow management company based in Los Angeles. Jessica’s interest in California water issues stems from growing up in Northern California as well as from her mother’s side of the family who have been farming in Northern California for decades. Jessica currently lives in Davis where she enjoys spending her free time riding and competing her horse, Finn.

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