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Department of Water Resources appointed Anecita Agustinez as Tribal Policy Advisor in August 2013. Anecita has over 30 years of advocacy on behalf of California’s Native American Tribes. Her primary responsibilities are to provide policy support and recommendations regarding tribal issues to Director Mark Cowin and Chief Deputy Director Carl Torgersen. She has been actively engaged with DWR’s various divisions assisting in Tribal Consultation and in the development of DWR’s Tribal Consultation Policy.

Before joining the Department, she served as the Native American Liaison and Manager of the Office of Legislative and External Affairs and the Office of Health Access at the Department of Health Care Services. She previously was the Assistant Director of the Office of Native American Affairs at the Department of Justice in the Office of the Attorney General. Her experience includes developing and conducting training in the areas of tribal consultation and cultural competency.

She attended Stanford University to study Political Science and is a tribal citizen of the Dine (Navajo) Nation.

Anecita Agustinez
Tribal Policy Advisor
Department of Water Resources
P.O.Box 942836
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001
Phone: 916-653-8726
Email: tribalpolicyadvisor@water.ca.gov