– Press release
The Governing Board of the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (District) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Phillip L. Kiddoo as its Air Pollution Control Officer (APCO) effective April 8, 2015.
The District is a joint agency of Alpine, Mono and Inyo Counties responsible for all federal and state air quality standards to protect the health and welfare of its residents and the environment.
The APCO is the chief executive for the District. Mr. Kiddoo succeeds Theodore Schade who retired as APCO at the end of 2014. Mr. Kiddoo began his career with the District over a decade ago as a Research Systems Analyst and spent the last five years as its Senior Research and Systems Analyst.
His work included sophisticated air monitoring and development of data analyses of dust pollution from the dried Owens Lake bed. Mr. Kiddoo previously worked for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the University of California White Mountain Research Station.
He was born in Bishop, raised in Mammoth Lakes and Bishop and is married to wife Brenda. Their sons, Reymond and Dezert Sky are students at Bishop Union High School.
“I am honored to be the Air Pollution Control Officer and grateful for the talents and resources of District staff,” said Mr. Kiddoo. “We have a long history of protecting our residents from the harmful effects of air pollution. I look forward to listening and working with our community who shares our goals to preserve our environment and the health of our families.”