Debbie Franco is Senior Advisor for Water and Rural Affairs in the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR). She co-leads the Wood Utilization Work Group of the Governor’s Forest Management Task Force. Debbie joined OPR in 2011 and previously served on the Drought Task Force and worked on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act. Before joining OPR, she was the policy director at the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water. She holds a master’s degree in social ecology from the University of California, Irvine, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis.
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