Peter Silva of the California Fish and Game Commission.
Peter Silva of the California Fish and Game Commission. Image via

Jamul resident Peter Silva was reappointed Wednesday to the state Fish and Game Commission by Gov. Jerry Brown.

Silva, 65, has served on the commission since 2016 and has extensive experience in local, state and federal environmental policy and civil engineering, according to the governor’s office.

His appointment to the $100-per-diem post requires Senate confirmation.

The commission sets regulations for the Department of Fish and Wildlife, which manages and protects fish, wildlife and plant habitats. Its purview includes education, recreation, scientific and hunting uses.

Silva since 2011 has been president and chief executive of Silva-Silva International, which specializes in water resources management and regulatory affairs.

He was assistant administrator for water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from 2009 to 2011 under President Barack Obama, senior policy adviser at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California from 2005 to 2009, and a member of the state Water Resources Control Board from 2000 to 2005.

He held several positions with the San Diego Utilities Department from 1987 to 1997, including deputy water utilities director, assistant deputy director for the clean water program and civil engineer.

— City News Service