Inyo County, California names new Water Director

Inyo County, California Board of Supervisors named Holly Alpert as the County’s new Water Director. Alpert is Longtime Bishop resident and has over 20 years of experience working with the environmental field. Alpert initially joined the Inyo County in Dec 2022 as the Deputy Director of the Water Department and in 2020 she was appointed to serve on the Inyo County Water Commission. Alpert also served as the Executive Director at Whitebark Institute of Interdisciplinary Environmental Science and Program Manager with the Inyo-Mono Integrated Regional Water Management Program for 16 years. Alpert earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Science and American Studies from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies, with a focus on plant ecology and water policy from University of California, Santa Cruz. Alpert replaces Aaron Steinwand, who has served in that role since 2019.


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