The Sutter County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed an attorney with management experience as its new County Counsel.
Jean Jordan, the Director of Operations and Member Services with the California State Association of Counties, was appointed to a four-year term by unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors.
“Jean was an exceptional candidate with extensive knowledge of the law, experience with counties, and a strong management background,” said Board Chairman Ron Sullenger. “I think our job as Board members is to hire the people with the best possible management skills to lead the organization, and I am confident we have made the right choice with this appointment.”
For Ms. Jordan, who has worked as a public defender, deputy district attorney, and director of a sexual assault and domestic violence center, and as an adjunct professor at an Orange County law school, accepting the position in Sutter County is like coming home.
“My roots are in Sutter County,” she said. “My grandparents were farmers and settled in the Yuba City area many years ago. I spent much of my life in Sutter County visiting and staying with my family.
“I have enjoyed working at CSAC but this move allows me to get back to my first love—the law. The most important thing that my time at CSAC confirmed for me is that counties affect people’s lives on so many different levels, from public safety and law enforcement, to health and human services and public works. So while I am sad to be leaving CSAC, I am happy to remain in the county family and I am looking forward to working closely with the Board of Supervisors and the rest of the staff in Sutter County.”
Ms. Jordan has an extensive background in county government. Prior to coming to work at CSAC she served at Executive Director of Administrative Services for the California District Attorneys Association. She has also worked for Yolo County as both a Public Defender and a Deputy District Attorney, and she also worked as a Deputy District Attorney in the District Attorney’s Family Protection Units for Santa Cruz and San Diego Counties.
Ms. Jordan will finish her work at CSAC on February 28 and begin her service with Sutter County on March 2, 2015.
She steps into a position previously held by Ron Erickson, who retired after 32 years in the County Counsel’s Office, including the last 11 as the department head.
The Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County presents a book signing and program for the groundbreaking new book First People with local author David Rubiales. He has written an ethnological overview of the local native peoples who inhabited villages along the lower Feather and Sacramento Rivers. The Valley Nisenan and the Patwin people lived a vibrant life, centered on the rivers and sloughs, acorns, and salmon, in the Central Valley for millennia before European settler contact. The reader will learn about the very villages that stood where our cities and towns are now situated. Along the Feather River were the villages of Honkut, Yupu (Yuba), Taisida, Molokum, Mimal, Sisum, Hok, and Yukulme.
Retired history Professor Rubiales offers The First People as an introduction to local native culture for the interested lay reader. A brief program will precede the book signing on Friday evening, February 20th at 7:00 p.m. at the Community Memorial Museum. The book sells for $8.50 plus tax and is available for purchase at the book signing event or in the Museum Store.
The Museum is located at 1333 Butte House Road in Yuba City. For more information, call the Museum at (530) 822-7141.
Feb 4, 2015
The California Department of Public Health has made available state-purchased MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine to help prevent spread of measles during the current measles outbreak. State-purchased vaccine usually is restricted to persons who meet eligibility criteria. To help stop the measles outbreak in California, this state-purchased MMR vaccine will be available to adults and children regardless of insurance status, but only during this measles outbreak.
Sutter County Public Health will be receiving the state MMR vaccine and will offer it in the SCPH regularly scheduled immunization clinics at 1445 Veterans Memorial Circle, Yuba City:
The MMR vaccine will be available to all persons over the age of 12 months who need an MMR, regardless of health insurance status.