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Rancho Cordova Independent

County Supervisors Sworn In

Jan 18, 2023 12:00AM ● By Sac County News Release

Members of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors pose for a photo with newly elected Assessor Christina Wynn and DA Thien Ho. Photo courtesy of Sac County

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - The annual vote to elect a new Chair and Vice Chair of the Board of Supervisors was held Tuesday, January 10, 2023. This year’s elected Chair is Supervisor Rich Desmond of District 3, and Patrick Kennedy of District 2 was elected Vice Chair.

“I am honored and ready to serve as the 2023 Chair of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors,” said Desmond. “As I look to the year ahead, I know we have a great deal to accomplish, and I look forward to working collaboratively with my fellow Supervisors, county staff, residents and our community partners to address the many issues facing the communities and people we serve.”

In addition to electing a new Chair and Vice Chair, three County Supervisors were sworn in for four-year terms.

This sworn in at the event were Phil Serna, First Supervisorial District with the Oath Administered by Ashley Soltani; Patrick Kennedy, Second Supervisorial District, with the Oath Administered by Maurice Reed; Patrick Hume, Fifth Supervisorial District: with the Oath Administered by retiring supervisor Don Nottoli.

The Board Chair responsibilities include the following: Presides over the Board meetings; the Vice Chairperson assumes the role in the Chairperson’s absence or inability to act. If the Chair and Vice Chair are absent or unable to preside, the members present will select a member present to act as temporary Chairperson.

Responsibilities also include: Acts on procedural matters or questions; Recognizes a member of the board desiring to speak on an item; Is entitled to vote on all matters before the Board, participate in discussion relating to any matter, make motions without relinquishing the Chair, and second any motion without relinquishing the Chair.

The Board Chair sits on other boards or commissions as a representative of the County of Sacramento and is the point of contact for questions from the public regarding the meetings (i.e., coordination of resolutions or presentations and general questions not specific to a district, etc.).

The Chair and Vice Chair serve annual terms in each capacity.