PROJECT CENTRL PRESENTS:
As we develop rural leaders, we present this luncheon featuring Commissioner Burman as the first female in this role at The Bureau of Reclamation, the largest wholesale provider of water in the country. They provide water to more than 31 million people and one out of five Western farmers with irrigation water.
Arizona and Project CENTRL have been at the forefront of Women in Leadership and Burman is in a unique position to inspire CENTRL alumni and guests. Also joining us will be the inaugural class of Mississippi's Thad Cochran Agricultural Leadership Program as the travel throughout Arizona to learn about water in the West. All are welcome and invited.
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Commissioner Brenda Burman Biography
As 23rd Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation, Brenda Burman has 25 years of experience working on western issues, with an emphasis on water and natural resources. She previously served in the Department of the Interior as Reclamation's Deputy Commissioner for External and Intergovernmental Affairs and as Interior's Deputy Assistant Secretary for Water and Science. Her career spans experience in Congress as legislative counsel for water and energy for Senator Jon Kyl to state agencies, including The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, and most recently, the Salt River Project in Arizona. She was a judicial clerk for the Supreme Court of the State of Wyoming and the Superior Court of Coconino County in Arizona and worked as an attorney in private practice in Arizona. She began her career as a park ranger at Grand Canyon National Park.
Burman holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Arizona College Of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kenyon College. She is licensed to practice law in Arizona, Colorado and Wyoming.