Political sea change on Board of Supes

From the county:


County to Swear-in Newly Elected Supervisor Estelle Fennell, 

Supervisor Rex Bohn, and re-elected 

Supervisor Mark Lovelace


EUREKA – Supervisor-Elect Estelle Fennell, and Supervisors Rex Bohn and Supervisor Mark Lovelace will all begin new four-year terms on the Board of Supervisors following a swearing-in ceremony on Monday, January 7, 2013. The ceremony will begin at noon in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at the County Courthouse.  Judge Dale Reinholtsen, the presiding judge for the County, will deliver the oath.


Supervisor-Elect Fennell won her seat in June and will represent the 2nd District. As a newly elected official she has immersed herself in the issues of the 2nd District and the County as a whole, meeting with community members, leaders and organizations in order to better move the County forward in a positive manner. Some of her experience includes serving as the executive director for the Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights, news director for Redwood Community Radio, and board member for the Healy Senior Center and Briceland Fire Department.


Supervisor Bohn was elected in June to represent the 1st District, and was appointed by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. on July 16, 2012 to fill the term of former Supervisor Jimmy Smith, who retired due to health issues.  Since his appointment, Supervisor Bohn has worked tirelessly to help guide County policy decisions on the use of Natural Resources and the protection of property values and property rights for all Humboldt County citizens. Some of his experience includes serving as a resource manager at United Compost and Organics, accounts manager at O and M Industries Inc., vice president at Evergreen Pulp Inc. and operations manager at Renner Petroleum.


Supervisor Mark Lovelace was re-elected in June to represent the 3rd District.  In his first term he worked to secure reliable and redundant broadband for Humboldt County and has been a leader in efforts to attract additional air service.  He worked diligently to support local businesses, to expand public transit and to ensure working families have access to quality childcare.  Supervisor Lovelace has been a strong advocate for fisheries, working lands and open space.  He has worked for the removal of the Klamath Dams, helped protect more than 50,000 acres of working forests and ranchlands and has worked with the City of Arcata towards completion of the Arcata Ridge Trail.


Please join us in the Board of Supervisors Chambers for the ceremony. There will be a reception sponsored by Supervisors Virginia Bass and Ryan Sundberg following the ceremony at the Humboldt Bay Aquatic Center, 921 W. Waterfront Drive, Eureka, Room #203 (upstairs) to allow the public an opportunity to meet and greet the Supervisors.



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