Maggie Fusek, PATCH.COM
Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore has been elected to serve as the 2020-2021 president of the California State Association of Counties, a statewide organization that serves as the voice of California’s 58 counties at the state and federal levels.
The CSAC election took place during the organization’s 126th Annual Meeting; Gov. Gavin Newsom inducted Gore and his fellow officers virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Throughout California, the historic has become commonplace and the unprecedented has become standard,” said Gore in his new role as CSAC president. “The rubber meets the road at the county level, and as CSAC President, I am committed and determined to protect our communities, our families and the future of California.”
In Sonoma County, Gore represents the constituents of the Fourth Supervisorial District, which encompasses Cloverdale, Windsor, Healdsburg, and portions of Santa Rosa, as well as the unincorporated communities of Geyserville, Fulton and Larkfield-Wikiup. The district is home to the Russian River, the Geysers, Lake Sonoma, and the premium wine growing regions of Alexander Valley, Knights Valley, Russian River Valley and Dry Creek Valley.
Gore also holds several leadership positions with the National Association of Counties.
Prior to his election as CSAC president, Gore most recently served as the organization’s First and Second Vice President. He has also served on the association’s Board of Directors, Executive Committee and as Chair of the CSAC Resiliency Advisory Board.