Michael Minkler is the General Manager of the Calaveras County Water District (CCWD). CCWD provides water and wastewater service to approximately 21,000 people throughout the small towns in rural Calaveras County. CCWD also has hydropower facilities and has countywide jurisdiction for water resources planning, which increasingly includes forest management activities in the Mokelumne, North Fork Stanislaus, and Calaveras River watersheds. CCWD’s service areas range from 500 feet to 6,000 feet in elevation along the west slope of the Sierra Nevada. Prior to Joining CCWD, Minkler was the general manager of the Utica Water and Power Authority, a wholesale water provider and hydropower agency also located in Calaveras County. Before serving in the general manager role, Minkler was a land use attorney in Sacramento and Calaveras County and served as general counsel or special counsel to various public agencies.