The Board of Supervisors authorized the County Executive to appoint Chrisandra Flores as the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures
, effective Aug. 18. California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers of Weights and Measures must be licensed through the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Flores obtained her Commissioner License and Sealer License in November of 2013 and was appointed to the position in Nevada County in December 2014. After serving the Nevada County Agriculture Industry and residents for two years and helping to secure agri-tourism in the County, she made her way to Sacramento County, to “broaden her horizons.”
Flores started her career with Sacramento County in January 2017 as the Chief Deputy Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures. One of her first tasks was to get the Agricultural Advisory Committee re-established. She accomplished this within her first year along with helping to manage the department’s annual budget, 26 employees and the day to day service delivery of the department.
“Agriculture is a critical component of Sacramento’s economic vitality and having the right person in the position is crucial to keeping the industry strong and safe,” said Robert Leonard, Deputy County Executive, Municipal Services. “Sacramento County is fortunate to have such a qualified individual as the Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures.”
Flores currently holds the position of the Chief Deputy Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures and has been the interim Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures since March 2019. As the interim Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures, she is responsible for the leadership and direction of all enforcement programs, services, activities and budget of the department.
“For the last 13 years, I’ve had a passion for promoting the agricultural industry and promoting consumer and business protection through our Weights and Measures programs. I am very excited for the opportunity to serve the County, its residents, and its agricultural industry as the Sacramento County Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures” said Flores.
Flores is a mother of three, a native of California and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
The Sacramento County Agricultural Commissioner and staff are responsible for enforcing laws and regulations pertaining to pesticide use enforcement, weights and measures, State and Federal plant quarantines including export certification, and State seed and nursery inspections. The Department is also responsible for carrying out County-wide programs for both pest detection, pest exclusion and weed and vertebrate pest management.