The Natomas Basin Conservancy is a California non-profit public benefit corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The organization is governed by a 10-member Board of Directors. All Board members are appointed to three-year terms of office by the City of Sacramento and the County of Sutter. The City and County each appoint five members to the Board of Directors. Board members elect from among themselves a Board Chair each year who serves a one-year term of office. The Board in turn hires the Conservancy’s Executive Director.

Board of Directors

  • John Shirey, Chair
  • Michael Johnston, Vice Chair
  • Gabrielle Stadem, Treasurer
  • Chandra Chilmakuri, Secretary
  • Melinda Bradbury, Board Member
  • David Christophel, Board Member
  • Steven Cohn, Board Member
  • Nancy Johnston, Board Member
  • Chris Norem, Board Member
  • Paul Squires, Board Member

Board Committees


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