Business Help



Small Business / Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise Advocate

Provides vendors and contractors with information on business opportunities with the State Water Resources Control Board, as well as procurement and contracting official contacts. Assists small business with Prompt Payment Act issues. For more information, please contact:

Ellen Harrison, AGPA and Small Business/DVBE Advocate
Phone: (916) 341-5061

Small Business Assistance

Govt. Code Section 11148 requires that each agency that significantly regulates small business designate at least one individual to serve as the small business liaison with the role and responsibility of ombudsman.

For more information, please contact our State/Regional Board Ombudspersons:

Board Ombudsperson Contact Information
State Water Resources Control Board Gita Kapahi 1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95812
(916) 341-5501
North Coast Regional Board (R1) Joshua Curtis 5550 Skylane Blvd., Suite A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403-1072
(707) 576-2695
San Francisco Bay Regional Board (R2) Lisa McCann 1515 Clay Street, Suite 1400
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 622-2441
Central Coast Regional Board (R3) Matthew T. Keeling 895 Aerovista Place, Suite 101
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-7906
(805) 549-3685
Los Angeles Regional Board (R4) Paula Rasmussen 320 W. 4th Street, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 576-6607
Central Valley Regional Board (R5) Linda Bracamonte 11020 Sun Center Drive, Suite 200
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(916) 464-4640
Lahontan Regional Board (R6) Lauri Kemper 2501 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
(530) 542-5436
Colorado River Regional Board (R7) Jeong-Hee Lim 73-720 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 100
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 776-8940
Santa Ana Regional Board (R8) Hope Smythe 3737 Main Street, Suite 500
Riverside, CA 92501-3339
(951) 782-4493
San Diego Regional Board (R9) James Smith 2375 Northside Drive, Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92108
(619) 521-3006