Edgar Ruiz has been with CSG West since 2001. He serves as a key member of the management team in the strategic development, direction and implementation of the organization’s key programs and services. Among these is coordinating regional cross-border programs and activities with Canada and Mexico, including the management of the United States–Mexico State Alliance Partnership, a collaborative, multi-branch alliance aimed at facilitating collaboration among state legislators, attorneys general, treasurers, lieutenant governors, academic institutions and regional organization from the U.S. and Mexico.
Ruiz also administers CSG-WEST’s Western Water and Public Lands Committee and the Legislative Council on River Governance.
Ruiz received a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration from San Diego State University, and a law degree from Lincoln Law School of Sacramento. Prior to joining CSG-WEST, Ruiz served as management analyst in the Community Development Department of the City of Lake Forest, Calif., and as legislative staff for then-Assemblywoman Denise Moreno Ducheny in the California State Legislature.
Areas of expertise
Western water issues