The Sacramento Board of Supervisors has selected Ann Edwards, the Director of Sacramento County’s Department of Human Assistance, for the position of Acting County Executive. The appointment is effective immediately and will remain in effect while County Executive Nav Gill is on administrative leave.
Edwards is the first woman appointed to the County Executive position.
“I am pleased to announce that the Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to appoint Ann Edwards as Acting County Executive,” said Board Chair and First District Supervisor Phil Serna. “Ann has been a dedicated public servant throughout her career, and we are confident she will provide steady leadership in this new role.”
“I have accepted the Board of Supervisors’ request to stand in as Acting County Executive during this critical time,” said Edwards. “The public’s business is the Board’s and my highest priority. Together, we will work to provide the county with the stability, focus and leadership this moment requires.”
Edwards has served as Director of Human Assistance since 2014. Before that, she worked as the Director for Social Services for Solano County. Prior to Solano County, she worked for Sacramento County between 1998 and 2013, serving as Chief Deputy County Executive for Countywide Services, Director of Health and Human Services, Director of Mental Health Services, Division Manager for Adult Mental Health and Program Manager for Child and Family Mental Health.
Edwards holds a Master’s degree in Counselor Education and a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from California State University, Sacramento.