Valenzuela elected to CSAC executive board

Deborra Brannon
Siskiyou County Supervisor District 2 Ed Valenzuela in Mount Shasta City.

Siskiyou County now has a seat on the board of the California State Association of Counties.

District 2 Supervisor Ed Valenzuela was elected by the association’s rural caucus to serve on the executive board, a position from which he said he will have the opportunity to help “steer policy” along with his fellow board members for the next two years.

Valenzuela has been the Siskiyou County appointee to CSAC for the past several years, and is gratified to move into a leadership role in the organization.

“For me it validates that I have the respect of my peers,” he said. “I was elected by supervisors from all over the state with whom I’ve been working.”

The Association is involved in lobbying efforts on behalf of county concerns and “stays on top of” state issues affecting counties, Valenzuela explained.

According to the association’s website, www.counties.org, “The primary purpose of CSAC is to represent county government before the California Legislature, administrative agencies and the federal government. CSAC places a strong emphasis on educating the public about the value and need for county programs and services.”