Seyed Sadredin became the Air Pollution Control Officer / Executive Director of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District in March 2006. He oversees an agency with a staff of more than 300 and an annual budget of approximately $250 million. More than ¾ of the District’s annual budget is devoted to grants to the private sector, municipalities, and the general public for funding voluntary emission reduction projects.
Under his leadership, the District developed a clear Mission for improving the Valley’s health and quality of life through effective and innovative strategies and has focused on providing excellent customer service to the general public and the regulated community.
While Sadredin has been Air Pollution Control Officer, the District’s funding for voluntary emissions reduction grants has increased ten-fold. He has also worked to increase internal efficiencies to ensure that the District’s permitting fees remain among the lowest in the State.
Since assuming his position, Sadredin has overseen the development and implementation of innovative emission-reducing rules including Indirect Source Review (ISR), which addresses emissions resulting from development, and the Employer Trip Reduction Rule (eTRIP), which promotes commute-related transportation alternatives. Under his leadership, the District has fostered the formation and active participation by the Valley’s Environmental Justice Advisory Group.
Sadredin championed an increase in voluntary public involvement through the creation of the Healthy Air Living program and the successful “Make One Change” outreach program which challenges Valley residents to make air-friendly lifestyle choices. Reflecting a core belief in the role of innovation, Sadredin initiated the implementation of the Technology Advancement Program, which promotes new clean air technology development in the Valley.
Sadredin has more than 30 years of experience in directing, developing, applying and administering air quality improvement programs. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California State University, Sacramento.