Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson Named CSAC President
CSAC Elects New Slate of Officers for 2017
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December 6, 2016
SACRAMENTO –The California State Association of Counties® (CSAC) elected a new slate of officers at its Annual Meeting in Riverside County, swearing in Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson as President, Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez as First Vice President and Humboldt County Supervisor Virginia Bass as Second Vice President. Amador County Supervisor Richard Forster, CSAC’s 2016 President, will serve as Immediate Past President.
“CSAC is incredibly fortunate to have a talented cadre of local leaders who are willing to step up and serve on our officer team,” said CSAC Executive Director Matt Cate. “Their history of effective public service and their experience, vision, and credibility will help us make sure that California county priorities remain important to state and federal policymakers. I am looking forward to working with them in Sacramento and in Washington, D.C. on a variety of issues that impact California’s 58 counties and the people we serve.”
“The services California’s counties provide impact all Californians in their daily lives,” said Supervisor Carson. “CSAC’s role representing Counties in Sacramento is critical as we work on ensuring access to health care, increasing state funding for local transportation infrastructure, effectively regulating marijuana, and dealing with the impact of tree mortality. This is going to be a busy and productive year for California counties and I am looking forward to serving as President of CSAC.”
Supervisor Carson will serve a year as CSAC President. He has previously served on CSAC’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee and he also serves on the Board of the National Association of Counties. He has also served for more than 20 years as the President of East Bay Economic Development Alliance for Business, the largest business association in the East Bay.
The California State Association of Counties is the voice of California’s 58 counties at the state and federal level.