Deputy director knows TRPA, environment |

Deputy director knows TRPA, environment

Carl Hasty is no stranger to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency or to the South Shore community.

His knowledge of the TRPA’s Environmental Improvement Program and his local, state and federal contacts made him the best choice for the deputy director spot, according to Executive Director Juan Palma.

Palma said one of his first goals was to fill the deputy spot when he took the chief position in August, and Hasty was the prime pick out of 91 applicants.

After working for the TRPA for 10 years, Hasty said the promotion was something he had been working toward but was still a pleasant surprise.

“I’m just thrilled,” Hasty said. “It’s always good to know you’re picked from a competitive application process. I was very interested in the position because I feel where we need to go with the EIP is at the leadership level.”

Although Hasty will not assume the deputy director position until mid-March, he’s already looking forward to his new post.

Hasty said he will address the implementation of all physical improvements within the EIP and hopes to work with the community to evaluate TRPA’s future goals.

“(The deputy director position) is an ever-evolving role and requires a greater understanding of what needs to be accomplished,” Hasty said. “I’ll bring to it a certain knowledge of the EIP program and a very good knowledge of the basin and what we’re trying to accomplish in the community. I’ll be working very hard to make this happen.”

Hasty has worked with the EIP for five years, served as an assistant planner and worked with water quality issues.

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