Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Ann Bleed Resigns

It was with great surprise that we learned of Ann Bleed’s resignation. It has been a pleasure to work with her over the years of her service. On behalf of everyone here at The Groundwater Foundation I would like to thank Dr. Ann Bleed for her leadership at the Nebraska Department of Natural Resources. Ann has faced her challenges with knowledge and passion. We will miss her and wish her all the best in whatever the next step in life may be for her.

Please share your thoughts on how her departure will affect our state and the water issues we are currently facing.

Jane Griffin

President, The Groundwater Foundation


Anonymous said...

Dear Groundwater Blog,
Ann Bleed will be greatly missed. Her steady leadership in times of water shortages has been part of the reason Nebraska is making progress in conserving and protecting its number one natural resource. Ann's successor will meet many challenges including the impending litigation with Kansas. It is time for every Nebraskan to use less water and to make sure our actions do nothing to harm its quality. This includes urban and rural, suburban home owners and corn growers. Nothing will be more important to our future than an ample, safe water supply...

Susan said...

I think it's time to take action to eliminate the requirement that the director of Nebraska's Department of Natural Resources much be a Professional Engineer. This requirement made sense when the Department of Water Resources was primarily a water development and monitoring agency--its powers have grown and it needs a leader drawn from as large a pool as possible.

Susan S. Seacrest said...

Dear Groundwater Foundation,
I think it is a good idea to invite Mike Jess to consider a return to state government as the Director of the Department of Natural Resources. Mike has a great track record of leading Nebraska during tough water and economic times times and there is no one that knows more about western water policies and practices. Mike is serving with great distinction at the University of Nebraska but he might consider the opportunity because the challenges are so enormous and the stakes so high. Susan S. Seacrest