On Tuesday, Jan. 14, the Board of Supervisors
held their annual vote to elect a new Chair and Vice Chair. This year’s elected Chair is Supervisor Phil Serna of District 1, and Supervisor Sue Frost of District 4 was elected Vice Chair.
“I am grateful for the trust my colleagues have in me to again serve as Chairman of the Board,” said First District Supervisor Phil Serna. “We have much to accomplish this year and I welcome the opportunity to lead several initiatives focused on everything from increasing accountability in county governance and service delivery, to protecting the most vulnerable among us, to expanding employment opportunities, to preparing for the ever-increasing threat of climate change. We clearly have lots to do and I plan to use the chairman’s post as effectively and proactively as possible.”
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.
- 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.
- Sits on other boards/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/presentations and general questions not specific to a district, etc.).