The 2010 officers were selected at CSAC’s Annual Meeting in Monterey County last month. They are:
President – Tony Oliveira, Kings County;
First Vice President – John Tavaglione, Riverside County;
Second Vice President – Mike McGowan, Yolo County;
Immediate Past President – Gary Wyatt, Imperial County.
State Controller John Chiang swore in the officers during the meeting’s Annual Banquet. Also at the Annual Meeting, supervisors were selected to serve on the Association’s Executive Committee.
Representing Urban Counties: Greg Cox, San Diego County; Roger Dickinson, Sacramento County;Federal Glover, Contra Costa County; Don Knabe, Los Angeles County; Liz Kniss, Santa Clara County; Kathy Long, Ventura County; and Rich Gordon, San Mateo County (alternate).
Representing Suburban Counties: Susan Adams, Marin County; Henry Perea, Fresno County; Steve Worthley, Tulare County; and Joni Gray, Santa Barbara County (alternate).
Representing Rural Counties; Merita Callaway, Calaveras County; Robert Williams, Tehama County; and Lyle Turpin, Mariposa County (alternate).
CSAC offers its congratulations to the 2010 leaders and looks forward to a productive year together
SENATOR LOIS WOLK RECEIVES PRESIDENT’S AWARD
California State Senator Lois Wolk, a former Yolo County supervisor, was the recipient of the 2009 CSAC President’s Award at the recent CSAC Annual Meeting. Senator Wolk was recognized for her key support of California counties at the State Capitol this year, championing counties during the budget process and on a number of key legislative matters. The CSAC President’s Award is the Association’s highest honor.
We look forward to working closely with Senator Wolk again in 2010.
2009 CIRCLE OF SERVICE AWARDS GIVEN
CSAC honored six Circle of Service Awards recipients at its recent Annual Meeting. This award honors county officials, department heads, employees, Corporate Associates and other CSAC members whose service to CSAC and counties sets them apart.
The 2009 recipients are: Terry Woodrow, Alpine County Supervisor; Mary McMillan, San Mateo County Deputy County Manager; Julie Bueren, Contra Costa
County Public Works Director, and the Contra Costa County Public Works Department; Patrick DeChellis, Los Angeles County Deputy Director of Public Works; Scott McGolpin, Santa Barbara County Public Works Director, and the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department; and Bob Fisher, Vice President, Employee Relations Inc., and 2009 President of CSAC Corporate Associates.
FIRST INSTITUTE CREDENTIALS AWARDED
Also at the Annual Meeting, the CSAC Institute for Excellence in County Government awarded its first four program graduates. Three county supervisors received their California Credentialed County Supervisor designations: Keith Caldwell, Napa County; Terry Woodrow, Alpine County; and Tom Sweeney, Alpine
County. Rick Haffey, Nevada County Executive Officer, received his California Credentialed County Senior Executive designation. Congratulations to all on a job well done!
To learn more about the CSAC Institute, visit www.csacinstitute.org or contact Bill Chiat, program manager, 916/327-7500, Ext. 510, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
THERE’S STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR DECEMBER INSTITUTE COURES
The CSAC Institute has openings left in its four classes slated for presentation this month. On Thursday, December 10, in Sacramento, “Shaping Federal Legislation, Regulations and Rule Making” will be held in the morning, followed by “Interpersonal Effectiveness: Why Won’t They Change for Me?” in the afternoon.
The next day, Friday, December 11, also in Sacramento, will be “Project Management.” The following week on Friday, December 17, in San Diego, “Performance Measurement: An Accountability and Effectiveness Tool for Counties” will be offered. For more information and to register, please visit
NEW ADMINISTRATORS FOR BOTH HUMBOLDT AND YOLO COUNTIES
Humboldt and Yolo Counties appointed new county administrators last month. Effective December 19, Phillip Smith-Hanes will become Humboldt County Administrative Officer, replacing Loretta Nickolaus who is retiring after eight years of service. Phillip has been with the County four and a half years, the last two
as Assistant CAO. He has worked in local government for the last 15 years in both California and Kansas.
And on January 4, Patrick Blacklock will be the new Yolo County Administrator, assuming the position left vacant by Sharon Jensen’s retirement in August. Patrick currently serves as Assistant City Manager for the City of Elk Grove and was the first County Administrator for Amador County. He was also dean of careers and technology at Consumnes River College. CSAC congratulates both Phillip and Patrick on their new positions, and looks forward to working with them both.
SUTTER AND SACRAMENTO NAME INTERIM EXECUTIVES
Both Sacramento and Sutter Counties appointed interim county executives recently.
In Sutter County, Stephanie Larsen, Assistant Administrative Officer since 2008, took over as Interim CAO on November 25, filling in the post left vacant by longtime CAO Larry Combs, who is now Merced County Executive Officer.
Stephanie’s government career goes back 22 years, including serving three years as Assistant Administrative Officer in Humboldt County. In Sacramento County, Steve Szalay was selected to serve as Interim County Executive beginning January 1, replacing Terry Schutten, who retires on December 31.
Steve’s government career began in 1971. He served most recently as Executive Director of the California State Sheriff’s Association and CSAC, as well as in county administrative positions in Alameda, Kings and Tuolumne Counties. CSAC offers its well wishes to both Stephanie and Steve.
KIDSDATA.ORG EXPANDED STATEWIDE
Kidsdata.org, which offers information on the health and well being of children, has been expanded statewide to offer data for all counties, cities and school districts in California – nearly 1,600 regions.
A program of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, Kidsdata.org covers dozens of topics – from child safety to emotional and behavioral health – and more will be phased in over the coming months. For more information, contact the organization at 650/724-5778 or email@example.com.
REGISTER FOR NACO’S 2010 LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Registration is now open for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference, to be held March 6–10 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C. The conference’s theme and focus is “Finding Solutions for Tough Times.” The Opening Session keynote speaker will be Joe Klein,
columnist for TIME magazine. For more information on the conference and to register online, click here.
TWO NEW CLIMATE CHANGE RESOURCES FOR COUNTIES
The Institute for Local Government’s California Climate Action Network has just released two resources to assist local agencies. First, a sample commercial recycling ordinance will assist counties wishing to increase recycling in the business sector.
Second, a publication titled “Understanding the Basics of Climate Change Cap-and-Trade: A Local Official’s Guide” provides an overview of cap-and-trade and how
it relates to local agencies.
To view a copy, click here. For more information about the Climate Change
Network, contact Yvonne Hunter Program Director, 916/658-8242, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEMINAR OFFERS ADVICE ON BOND SALES AND DEBT MANAGEMENT
The California Debt and Investment Advisory Commission, which provides information, education and technical assistance on debt issuance and public fund investments to local public agencies and other public finance professionals, is offering a seminar on the “Mechanics of a Bond Sale,” February 4-5, 2010,
at the Oakland Marriott Center in Alameda County. The cost is $350 for public employees, and registration deadline is January 8. Click here to register and to learn about other related workshops.
For more, visit the CSAC Web site.