Cindy Tuck As ACWA’s deputy executive director for government relations, Cindy Tuck leads and oversees the association’s Government Relations Team, which includes the Federal Relations Department, State Relations Department and a special projects manager. A member of ACWA’s executive management team, Tuck coordinates strategic planning and policy development and represents ACWA on certain top priority issues before Congress, the California Legislature and federal and state executive branch agencies and departments. Tuck joined ACWA in March 2011 as state legislative director. She has more than two decades of experience developing and implementing legislation and regulations involving water and other environmental issues. Prior to joining ACWA, she served as undersecretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal/EPA) and as assistant secretary for policy, advising the agency secretary on water quality, air quality, pesticides and climate issues. She also served as a liaison to the State Water Resources Control Board and the Department of Pesticide Regulation. She is a licensed civil engineer and an attorney. She holds a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering and a master of science degree in environmental engineering from the University of Illinois. She also holds a juris doctorate degree from McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, and is a member of the State Bar.