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Martinez mayor appointed to Bay Area water board

Schroder

Schroder

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has appointed Martinez Mayor Rob Schroder to the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board.

He also reappointed to the board Lafayette resident Shalom Eliahu, 82, who has served on the board since 2000. Eliahu is president of Solo Engineer Consulting and has also worked in Israel for a construction solar evaporation plant.  He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Schroder, 56, has been Martinez mayor since 2002 and is president and chief financial officer of Schroder Insurance Services. Schroder also serves on the Contra Costa Local Agency Formation Commission, is an appointed director for the Contra Costa County Transit Authority and is a member of the Bay Area Council Economic Institute.

Both men are registered decline to state, although Schroder had been a Republican until late 2008.

The appointments require Senate confirmation.

Lisa Vorderbrueggen