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New director appointed to Kern County Water Agency

 •  by Lois Henry
Laura Cattani poses with her dog Malaga in this 2014 photo by The Bakersfield Californian. Cattani was appointed to the Kern County Water Agency Board of Directors on March 15. COURTESY: The Bakersfield Californian

Longtime family farmer Laura Cattani was appointed to the board of the powerful Kern County Water Agency during a special meeting on Monday.

She is the second woman to serve on the board of directors in the 60-year history of the agency.

Cattani will bring much needed diversity to the board, several directors said during Monday’s meeting, not only because she’s a woman, but also for her age. Cattani is 39.

“I’m the youngest member of this board and I’m 64,” noted Board President Royce Fast.

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