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Carroll Publishing launches GovSearch API™

November 7, 2018:Carroll Publishing announced the launch of GovSearch API™, a government contact data service that allows subscribers to connect server-to-server via HTTP and quickly develop a functional application or integrate into an existing web site or CRM application. Learn more.

Joaquin Esquivel appointed Chairman, California State Water Resources Control Board

Feb. 19, 2019: Joaquin Esquivel was appointed as the Chairman of the California State Water Resources Control Board by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Esquivel, 36, Sacramento Democrat, has been a Control Board Member since 2017. He was previously the Assistant Secretary for Federal Water Policy at the California Natural Resources Agency from 2015 to 2017. He also previously worked at the office of U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer from 2007 to 2015 as a Research Assistant, Legislative Aide and Legislative Assistant for Water and Agriculture Issues, and as the Director of Information and Technology. Before that, he worked as a center youth manager at Gay Associated Youth from 2002 to 2004. Esquivel is paid $158,572 per year as a Control Board Member.

John Hearn hired as Police Chief, Newtown Township, Pa.

Feb. 19, 2019: John Hearn has been hired as the Newtown Township, Pa., Police Chief, effective in the spring of 2019. Hearn, 52, of Northampton Township, is currently a Captain at the Philadelphia Police Department, where he has worked for nearly thirty years. In Newtown Township, Hearn will oversee thirty-one officers, commanders and civilian staff members. The department has a $5.27 million budget. Hearn succeeds former Police Chief Rick Pasqualini, who retired in July, 2018. Lt. Jason Harris succeeded Pasqualini as the Acting Police Chief. Since 2017, Hearn has been the Commanding Officer of the 14th District in Northwest Philadelphia at the Philadelphia Police Department. The district covers the Chestnut Hill and Germantown sections, as well as East and West Mt. Airy. Before that, he was a Lieutenant for twelve years at the Highway Patrol, a specialized unit in the Philadelphia Police Department. Besides a law enforcement career, Hearn has nearly twenty-eight years of firefighting and emergency management experience. From 1986 to 2013, Hearn had been a past president and firefighter with the all-volunteer Elkins Park Fire Company in Montgomery County. In addition, from 2005 to 2013, he had been with Cheltenhem Township’s Emergency Management Agency (CTEA) where he had helped prepare and plan for fire and other emergency hazards. Hearn studied at Holy Family University for a bachelor’s of business administration (BBA), and he also attended the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy.

Robert Kracyla hired as Middletown, Del., Police Chief

Feb. 19, 2019: Robert Kracyla has been hired as the Middletown, Del., Police Chief, effective on March 4, 2019. Kracyla is scheduled to resign as the Seaford, Del., Police Chief, on March 1, 2019. He has held that position for less than one year. Kracyla has more than thirty-seven years of experience in the law enforcement field, including twenty-seven years as a State Trooper. The Middletown Police Department has thirty-six sworn-in officers and six civilian employees. Kracyla also previously worked on the protective detail for former Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, and he joined Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) teams in terrorism investigations. He also worked as the Deputy Director of the Delaware Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Enforcement. In a statement, Seaford city government officials said Kracyla resigned for a "new opportunity" closer to his family. Kracyla's children are enrolled in the Middletown Public Schools System.

William Lyons appointed Agriculture Liaison, California Governor's Office

Feb. 19, 2019: William Lyons was appointed as the Agriculture Liaison at the California Governor’s Office by Gov. Gavin Newsome on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Lyons, 68, Modesto Democrat, has been the chief executive officer of Lyons Investments Management, LLC, since 1976. He was previously the Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture from 1999 to 2004. Lyons was appointed as a Western Region finalist for the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation 2010 Conservationist of the Year Award, and he received the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Environmentalist Award. Lyons has an extensive background in agriculture and water policy. He will be paid $175,008 per year in his new position.

David Harden hired as Acting City Manager, Marco City, Florida

Feb. 19, 2019: David Harden took office as the Marco City, Fla., Acting City Manager on Jan. 8, 2019. Harden was previouly a longtime City Manager in Delray Beach, and he held the same position in an acting capacity in Port Orange. As Acting City Manager, Harden succeeds Acting City Manager Guillermo Polanco, who was asked to hold the position after Members of the City Council fired Lee Niblock in March, 2018. Polanco is scheduled to return to full-time duty as the city’s Finance Director.

Laurel Firestone appointed Member, California State Water Resources Control Board

Feb. 19, 2019: Laurel Firestone was appointed as a Member of the California State Water Resources Control Board by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Firestone, 40, Sacramento Democrat, has been the co-founder and co-director of the Community Water Center since 2006. She was previously the director of the Rural Poverty Water Project at the Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment from 2004 to 2006. She was on the Tulare County Water Commission from 2007 to 2012, and she was a Co-Chairman of the Governor’s Drinking Water Stakeholder Group from 2012 to 2014. Firestone received her law degree from the Harvard Law School. She will be paid $153,689 per year as a Control Board Member.

Lenny Mendonca appointed Director, California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development

Feb. 19, 2019: Lenny Mendonca was appointed as the Chief Economic and Business Adviser and as the Director of the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) by Gov. Gavin Newsome on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. Mendonca, 57, Half Moon Bay Democrat, is the co-owner of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Co., and he was previously the Co-Chairman of California Forward from 2012 to 2018. Mendonca was a partner at McKinsey and Co. from 1992 to 2014. He received a master of business administration degree from Stanford University. Mendonca will be paid $48,000 per year in his new position. Mendonca has also been appointed as a Member of the California High-Speed Rail Authority.