Our New Director: Josh Baldi

img_6068January 23, 2017 – It’s a new year. It’s a new day. And Josh Baldi is in his new role as Director of the Water and Land Resources Division.

Josh Baldi? You may recognize his name as the former director of the Washington State Department of Ecology Northwest Region or perhaps from his work with the Washington Environmental Council before that.

One thing that is easily recognizable is that his three decades of experience reflects a commitment to protecting our natural resources.

While working for Ecology, Josh led a management team of nine environmental programs and worked with two different governors and the state legislature. Josh gained critical advocacy experience with the Washington Environmental Council where he worked on community organizing, communications, project management and policy development.

Along with Deputy Director John Taylor, Josh oversees our diverse lines of business and varied regional partnerships to reduce flood risks, monitor and protect water quality, restore habitat, sustain forestry and agriculture, and prevent the harmful impacts of stormwater, noxious weeds and hazardous waste.

As Josh takes the helm at WLR, he not only brings his decades of leadership and management skills, he brings humor, levity and perspective every day in our mission to manage and protect the water and land resources of King County for today, tomorrow and for everyone.

Welcome, Josh!


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KC Water and Land Resources Division

We protect, restore, and manage King County's water and land using the best available science, innovation, and through collaboration with our partners and the community.