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  • Jul 29, 2020


California has a new voice in Sacramento as Sarah Miggins has been appointmented by Governor Gavin Newsom to be the new deputy director of the California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division at the Department of Parks and Recreation. “I have known and worked with Sarah for a number of years during her tenure on the CA OHV Commission,” says Don Amador, former chairman of the CA OHV Commission and spokesman for sustainable OHV recreation. “Her strong commitment to sustainable recreation management, volunteer programs, and conservation efforts will serve the OHMVR Division well as it seeks to provide continued public access to high-quality and environmentally responsible motorized recreation or motorized access to non-motorized opportunities.”

“I also think her significant experience in managing conservation-oriented non-profit volunteer organizations will add an important element to the CA OHV program,” adds Amador. “In addition, I believe her appointment will help bring stability, transparency, and accountability to the OHMVR Division and Program.”

Gov. Newsom’s announcement: 

Sarah Miggins, 47, of Marina del Rey, has been appointed deputy director of the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division at the Department of Parks and Recreation. Miggins has been executive vice president and chief of staff at the American Conservation Experience since 2018, where she was California state director from 2016 to 2018. She was center director at Audubon California from 2015 to 2016, executive director at Southern California Mountains Foundation from 2005 to 2015 and program director at Los Angeles Conservation Corps from 2001 to 2005. She is a member of the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission. Miggins earned a Master of Arts degree in management and business from the University of Redlands. This position does not require Senate confirmation and the compensation is $141,588. Miggins is a Democrat.


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