Willie Whittlesey - General Manager

Yuba Water Agency Assistant General Manager Willie WhittleseyBiography: 

General Manager Willie Whittlesey oversees all aspects of Yuba Water Agency’s operations and management, including flood risk reduction, hydropower generation, energy sales, water rights, water supply and more.

Having grown up in the Sierra Nevada foothills, Whittlesey is also passionate about using his role at Yuba Water to help accelerate the pace and scale of forest management and is leading the agency’s efforts to protect the Yuba River watershed from catastrophic fire through innovative partnerships, programs and projects.

Prior to joining Yuba Water, Whittlesey spent 13 years with Pacific Gas & Electric’s land and hydro generation departments and six years in private forest management.

Whittlesey graduated from Humboldt State University with a bachelor’s degree in forestry and is a registered professional forester in California.

Topics of Discussion: Yuba Water’s Forest Management Efforts, North Yuba Forest Partnership, Blue Forest Resilience Bond, Hydroelectric Power Generation, Yuba Water’s Hydropower Facilities