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Lawrence M. Johmann

Position: Director Emeritus/Associate Director
Term: Current term ends September 30, 2024
Appointing Authority: District Board of Directors
Photo of Larry Johmann, Dr. Luna Leopold and Dr. Dave Rosgen at Wildcat Creek.
Photo of Larry Johmann, Dr. Luna Leopold and Dr. Dave Rosgen at Wildcat Creek.

Larry Johmann has been volunteering with the District since the 1990's. He is a retired engineer who is an avid canoeist, and has been active in stream and fisheries restoration for over 25 years.

Mr. Johmann is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Santa Clara County Creeks Coalition as President and as associate director of the GCRCD  He served as an Associate Director of the Evergreen Resource Conservation District from 1993-1994.  He then served on the Board of Directors from 1995 to 1998, including one-year as Vice-President and one year as President.  From 1999 to 2002 he again served as an Associate Director and consultant to the District, was reappointed as a Director in 2003 and was elected President again in 2005.  He served as President until November 2010, Director until 2011 and serves currently as Associate Director.

Larry represented the District and the Western Waters Canoe Club on the Santa Clara Basin’s Watershed Management Initiative (WMI) Core Group and the WMI's Watershed Assessment and Monitoring, Land Use and Communications and Outreach Subgroups. He was a member of the WMI’s Work Group I, and the Stream Stewardship Workgroup and was also the Guadalupe River Watershed Assessment Team’s co-captain. He represented the District on Santa Clara County’s Water Resource Protection Collaborative and was a member of its Guidelines and Standards working subgroup.  He also represented the District on the Downtown Guadalupe River Flood Control Project’s Adaptive Management Team, the Guadalupe Watershed Integrated Work Group, and the Coyote Watershed Integrated Work Group and the Fishery and Aquatic Habitat Collaborative Effort. He is a member of Silichip Chinook Salmon and Steelhead Restoration Group, Friends of Los Gatos Creek and Friends of Coyote Creek, and has been monitoring salmonids and collecting environmental data on the Guadalupe Watershed for the past 15 years.  He also served on the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board’s Municipal Regional Permit Monitoring Workgroup. He has worked on stream monitoring and restoration projects on Wolf Creek, the east and west forks of the San Juan River, and the Wimanuchie River in southern Colorado.  He consulted on pilot restoration projects on Turner and Mill Creeks in Covelo, CA and was Project Manager/Principal Investigator on a CALFED Grant funded Stream Assessment & Monitoring Program in the Upper Guadalupe River Watershed for the GCRCD.

Mr. Johmann retired from Lockheed Martin Space Operations Co. in April of 2004 holding the position of Systems Staff Engineer in the Technical Operations Group. He was employed with Lockheed Martin and Lockheed Corporation heritage companies for over 30 years, including over 6 years at Lockheed Missiles & Space Company’s Advanced Technology Center (Research and Development Division in Palo Alto) and 15 years at Lockheed Electronics Company). He performed Systems Engineering, Systems Test Engineering, Test Engineering, Product Assurance, Quality Engineering, Reliability and Product Safety functions over this time span. He served for over 10 years on Lockheed Corporation's Quality Technology Committee including two-year terms as Vice Chairman and Chairman. He also served for over 15 years in various American Society for Quality elected officer positions including: vice chairman, chairman and regional councilor for the Society’s Electronics & Communications Division, and Vice Chair and Chairman of the Princeton N.J. Section.