Welcome New Deputy Executive Officer, Julie Alvis!

The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) has hired Julie Alvis as its next Deputy Executive Officer. With an extensive background and knowledge of finance, administration, policy, as well as a long history of California state service, Alvis brings the ideal experience to successfully fill this vital management role.

“All of us at Sierra Nevada Conservancy are thrilled that Julie accepted the position,” said SNC Executive Officer Angela Avery. “She brings such a wealth of knowledge and expertise from her days at the California Natural Resources Agency, not to mention a unique perspective having served in the past as a board member for us.”

For the past ten-plus years, Alvis has worked as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration and Finance with the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA). In her position, she helped manage and coordinate more than $30 billion in bond funding for natural resource programs throughout the Golden State. In this key position, Alvis served on the Strategic Growth Council, providing policy direction and updating legislators and the public to the council’s activities and goals.

Over the years, she has also served as a board member for the Baldwin Hills Conservancy, San Joaquin River Conservancy, the SNC, and the Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel for the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Adding to her substantial professional career, Alvis managed communications and logistics for the California Bay-Delta Authority, Bay-Delta Public Advisory Committee, Delta Blue Ribbon Task Force, and the Delta Vision Stakeholder Coordination Group.

While at the California Bay-Delta Authority, she developed and presented a series of watershed stewardship trainings for nonprofit organizations and local, state, and federal agencies.

Alvis’ resume of work runs almost as deep as her passion for the outdoors.

“I am delighted to join the staff of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy. I bring a deep love for the Sierra and am a committed public servant to issues regarding our natural resources,” Alvis said. “The Conservancy has built a stellar reputation for coordinating and delivering critical work that improves watershed health and promotes the well-being of communities throughout the region. I look forward to working with the staff, the board, and key partners as we look to achieve broader regional and statewide goals.”

Alvis steps into the position departed by Bob Kingman who is set to retire June 7 after many years as a dedicated SNC employee.