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John J. Lormon Appointed to Metropolitan Water District's 2060 Blue Ribbon Committee

San Diego, CA Procopio, Cory Hargreaves and Savitch is pleased to announce on February 9th, the Metropolitan Water District ratified the appointment of partner John J. Lormon to serve as a member of the Metropolitan Water District’s Blue Ribbon Committee (BRC). More than 120 of Southern California’s corporate, community and academic leaders were nominated for the committee’s 20 positions. Mr. Lormon was nominated by the Metropolitan Water District’s (MWD) Chairman, Timothy Brick and will serve as one of three BRC representatives from San Diego. Mr. Lormon is joined on the committee by Julie Meier Wright, President and Chief Executive Officer of the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation and Ruben Barrales, President and Chief Executive Officer of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.

The MWD is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provide an average of 1.7 billion gallons of water daily to nearly 19 million people in Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. The San Diego County Water Authority is the largest purchaser of water from the MWD.

In November of last year the MWD developed the concept of the BRC, which is tasked with providing a fresh perspective on developing approaches to reliable and sustainable imported water supplies over the next 50 years. The key areas targeted by the MWD board for committee review and study are: developing new water options for Southern California; energy for the future; economic development and new technologies; financial stability; workforce; and communications.

Mr. Lormon is head of Procopio’s Clean Tech, Energy and Climate Practice Group with expertise in environmental, water, climate change, sustainability and ecosystems law. He has extensive experience in working with local and state government and regulatory agencies on environmental permitting, entitlement and compliance matters; as well as water delivery, water treatment, desalination and purification; and waste water and reuse matters.

"John has been on the cutting edge of so many different environmentally oriented initiatives," said Procopio Managing Partner Tom Turner, "but none is more critical or eminent in its affect on this region than the management of our water supply. We are very proud and pleased that John will be participating in this key committee. He will serve us all well."

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Lormon has long been active in politics and bond initiatives. He was appointed by the Governor to the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (1992 to 1996), and to the State Coastal Conservancy Board (1997 to 2004). Currently Mr. Lormon is a member of the Directors Cabinet for Scripps Institution of Oceanography and co-chair of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's Climate Task Force. He is also a member of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce Energy and Water Committee and was appointed by the Mayor to the City of San Diego Solid Waste Hearing Panel. He is also a member of the Section on Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER) for the American Bar Association, and Vice Chair of the Section on Climate, Change Sustainable Development, and Ecosystems Committee.

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