Monday, May 10: Huffman to Convene Emergency Drought Summit

Meeting Will Address Drought Conditions in the Russian River

May 07, 2021

San Rafael, CA – On Monday, May 10 at 11:00 am PT, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) will convene water user stakeholders for a virtual summit to explore needs, available solutions, and collaborative approaches to address the emergency drought conditions in the Russian River. Congressman Huffman will be joined by Congressman Mike Thompson, Senator Mike McGuire, Assemblymember Jim Wood, Sonoma County Supervisor Lynda Hopkins, and Mendocino County Supervisor Glenn McGourty.

The event will consist of brief remarks by elected officials followed by two panels of local and national experts and stakeholders moderated by Representatives Huffman and Thompson.   

Members of the press are invited to view the summit. Those interested in attending should submit their RSVP to Mary Hurrell ( to receive a special link by 8 am on Monday, May 10. (Note: the link is for your organization and is non transferrable.)

This event is not open to the public, but will be recorded and released for broad public viewing.

Event Details:

DATE: Monday, May 10, 2021

TIME: 11:00 am PT to 1:30 pm PT


Congressman Jared Huffman

Congressman Mike Thompson

Senator Mike McGuire

Assemblymember Jim Wood

Sonoma County Supervisor Lynda Hopkins 

Mendocino County Supervisor Glenn McGourty


  • Opening remarks by elected officials (20 minutes)
  • Panel 1: Report on needs for water supply, agriculture, and fish (40 minutes)
  • Moderated dialogue between panelists and elected officials
  • Panel 2: Funding resources and collaborative approaches (30 minutes)
  • Moderated dialogue between panelists and elected officials

Press Contact

For Planning Purposes

May 7, 2021

Mary Hurrell, (202) 225-5187,