Fourth District Humboldt County Supervisor Virginia Bass has moved one rung further up the ladder of leadership for the California State Association of Counties (CSAC), the statewide organization representing all 58 counties before the legislature.
For the past year Bass has served as second-vice president; last night she got moved up to first-vice president, putting her in line to be elected president a year from now.
Here’s a press release from the California State Association of Counties:
SACRAMENTO –The California State Association of Counties® (CSAC), the statewide organization representing all 58 counties, elected Humboldt County Supervisor Virginia Bass to serve as First Vice President of the Association for the next year. She was officially installed Thursday night at CSAC’s Annual Meeting in Sacramento County. Supervisor Bass served as CSAC Second Vice President this year and previously served on the CSAC Board of Directors 2012-15.
“California’s 58 counties are on the cutting edge of so many important issues,” said Supervisor Bass. “From homelessness and cannabis regulation to protecting revenue and fixing our roads, CSAC is the unified voice for all 58 counties on these issues. I am honored to serve as a CSAC officer, and I am looking forward to working even more closely with the Legislature and the Governor’s office in Sacramento to help ensure counties have the resources and flexibility we need to deliver cost-effective services to our communities.”
“Supervisor Bass has the unique ability to see how issues impact individuals in her district, as well as county and statewide implications,” said CSAC Executive Director Matt Cate. “Her common-sense approach and ability to build consensus have been key aspects of her service in Humboldt County and as our Second Vice President last year. She will bring that valuable perspective with her as we deal with vital issues in Sacramento and the Nation’s Capital.”
Kern County Supervisor Leticia Perez was elected to serve as President of CSAC and Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett will serve as Second Vice President. Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson moves to Immediate Past President.