Gov. Gavin Newsom announced, on Sept. 20, he appointed Kenneth Ehrman to the California Boating and Waterways Commission. Ehrman, 50, previously served as an investigator with the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles; he was with the agency since 1999. The Oxnard resident was also a correctional officer with the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, between 1994 and 1999.
The new DBW commissioner also holds a vice president position with the California Statewide Law Enforcement Association and earned a Masters of Science degree in Law Enforcement and Public Safety Leadership from the University of San Diego.
Ehrman, who is a registered Democrat, will join the DBW Commission once the State Senate confirms his appointment. He will earn $100 per diem as compensation. His appointment fills out the commission, which was operating with four members: Virginia Madueño, Katherine Pettibone, Douglas Metz and Frank Peralta. Three of the commissioners – Pettibone, Metz and Peralta – have terms expiring in 2020. Madueño’s term runs through 2021.
The commission most recently held a workshop on Sept. 25 to discuss the Harbors and Watercraft Revolving Fund, as well as private and public loan programs. Commissioners will meet again as a full board in mid-November – it’d be the commission’s final meeting of 2019.