Kronick associate attorney Rebecca Harms completed the 2018 William R. Gianelli Water Leaders Class, which is a one-year program that identifies early to mid-career, up-and-coming community leaders from diverse backgrounds, including members of minority and ethnic communities, and deepens their water knowledge and enhances their leadership skills.
The Water Education Foundation selected Kronick water associate attorney Jenifer Gee to participate in its 2019 Water Leaders Class. This year-long program brings together young professionals working in water-related fields and educates them on current water issues. About twenty participants are selected each year from a diverse field of applicants.
The Water Leaders Program was created by the Water Education Foundation in 1997 to educate and inspire young working professionals and prepare them to take an active, cooperative approach to decision-making on water resource issues. Leading stakeholders and top policy-makers serve as mentors throughout the year to class members. Course participants attend classes, meetings and water tours. They also shadow and interview their mentors, and perform research on water related issues and present it to the Water Education Foundation Board of Directors.
Ms. Harms said she was thrilled to participate in the Water Leaders Program. “Water Leaders was a great experience. I met many eminent players in California’s water world and I learned a great deal. I respect my fellow water leaders and am thankful to the Foundation for the opportunity.”
Acceptance to the program is based on several factors including the individual’s commitment to understanding water issues, an interest in seeking leadership roles on public boards and commissions, commitment to the community through volunteering, and the opportunity for advancement to key leadership roles within their own organization. Attendees include individuals from private business, education, non-profit organizations, public agencies and public interest groups.
Ms. Gee said, “I am excited about participating in the 2019 class and continuing Kronick’s involvement with the Foundation and the Water Leaders Program. I look forward to learning more about water law and policy in California.”