LAKE TAHOE and#8212; U.S. President Barack Obama has appointed Tim Carlson to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agencyand#8217;s 15-member Governing Board, according to a statement last week from the planning agency.
The presidential appointee is the lone non-voting member on the board.
Carlson has 40 years of government and business development experience, according to the statement.
Carlsonand#8217;s most recent work in the field of renewable energy has earned him recognition as an alternative energy leader, according to the TRPA.
and#8220;The President has appointed someone with the background and experience needed to help TRPA and the Governing Board forge ahead into the future,and#8221; TRPA Executive Director Joanne Marchetta said in the statement. and#8220;Tim comes with a vast amount of environmental and development expertise, and a long history with Tahoe having lived first part and now full-time in the Basin.and#8221;
Carlson, a Nevada resident, has worked with more than 1,000 domestic and worldwide companies, often bringing together diverse groups of stakeholders, according to the statement.
and#8220;I am looking forward to learning and working with the Board and staff to help accomplish the goals of the TRPA and the people it serves,and#8221; Carlson said. and#8220;It is my hope that I can contribute along-side those that have put so much time and energy into protecting our beautiful Lake Tahoe.and#8221;
Carlson replaces Josh Reid, the son of U.S. Senator Harry Reid, who rarely attended Governing Board meetings.