Carmen Ramirez, 35, of Atwater has been appointed to the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board.
She was a redevelopment associate for the city of Merced Office of Economic Development from 2003 to 2007. After earning her law degree, she has worked as an attorney at Fagalde, Albertoni and Flores in Merced.
Ramirez, a Democrat, will earn $100 per meeting on the water board. Her position requires Senate confirmation.