Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas Honored with CSAC President’s Award
November 20, 2020
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SACRAMENTO – During the 126th Annual Meeting of The California State Association of Counties® (CSAC), the statewide organization representing all 58 counties, Orange County Supervisor and CSAC President Lisa Bartlett presented Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas with the CSAC President’s Award.
“Supervisor Ridley-Thomas embodies the essence of tenacious leadership. When he speaks, people listen…in Los Angeles, California and across the nation,” said Supervisor Bartlett. “He went above and beyond in his efforts to ensure our collective county voices were heard in Sacramento and we had a seat at the table on key initiatives that impacted all counties,” she continued. “Supervisor Ridley-Thomas has been a dear friend and mentor and I am deeply grateful for his leadership, expertise and willingness to foster the potential he sees in others.”
Supervisor Ridley-Thomas has served his community for more than 30 years, including terms as Assembly Member and State Senator. Supervisor Ridley-Thomas has also been an active member of CSAC’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. His passion and commitment to public service has most recently focused on addressing California’s most pressing issue: homelessness. He served counties both as the co-chair of Governor Newsom’s Council of Regional Homeless Advisors and chair of CSAC’s Homelessness Action Team. As the Supervisor completes his third term this year, his career in local government is far from over as he was recently elected the Los Angeles City Council.
The California State Association of Counties is the voice of California’s 58 counties at the state and federal level.