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.
Previously, Todd was the Federal Legislative Advocate in the Association of California Water Agencies’ (ACWA) Washington, D.C. office. In that position, he represented the association before Congress and administrative branch officials on a number of issues, including appropriations, Endangered Species Act, federal projects, electric industry restructuring, and hydroelectric re-licensing.
Todd is co-chair of the Sacramento River Watershed Program Board of Trustees. Todd also serves on the Sacramento Valley Landowners Association Board of Directors, the California Water Policy Conference Planning Committee, the Northern Sacramento Valley Water Forum Steering Committee and the Central Valley Joint Venture Water, Lands and Legislative Committees.
He is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento’s College of Business Administration where he received the degree of Master of Business Administration. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of California, Davis. Todd is also a graduate of the California Agricultural Leadership Program.