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Mark-TaylorOn March 11, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced the appointment of Mark Taylor to represent Pima County on the Central Arizona Project Board of Directors. Mr. Taylor, who was appointed to fill a vacancy, will serve on the Board through 2020 when the next CAP Board election will be held in Pima County.

Mr. Taylor has been working in the field of water utility planning/design and water policy throughout Arizona for more than 30 years. He is Vice President and founding Partner of WestLand Resources, a successful Arizona-based engineering and environmental consulting firm established in 1997, with offices in Tucson, Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Globe. His extensive professional experience includes work with municipal, county, and state governments, and mining, development, and industrial clients throughout Arizona.

Mr. Taylor currently serves on the Tucson Water Citizens’ Water Advisory Committee and chairs Pima County’s Regional Wastewater Reclamation Advisory Committee. He is also an international volunteer with Water for People, a non-profit organization that provides safe drinking water to economically challenged communities throughout the world. An advocate of the military community, Mr. Taylor serves as Honorary Commander of the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron at Davis-Monthan AFB, and is an active member of DM50 and the Military Affairs Committee of the Tucson Metro Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Taylor has lived in Arizona for 39 years. He and his wife, Lori have been married for 29 years and have two grown sons.

“We could not be more pleased with the Governor’s appointment,” stated CAP Board President Lisa Atkins. “Mark brings a wealth of experience in the water arena, he has a long commitment to the well-being of Arizona, and his background is an asset to the Board as we tackle the challenges facing our State. We look forward to welcoming Mark to the Board as a new colleague, and to his joining the CAP team as we serve all who rely on the Colorado River.”