President's Message

 

Dotting California’s coastline, lighthouses are a beacon of light, aiding navigation through choppy waters and alerting ships to hidden obstacles. Like lighthouses, as California County Supervisors, we’re often called to lead our communities through difficult times and unforeseen circumstances. Over the past several years, we’ve become accustomed to expecting the unexpected and preparing for the next calamity to threaten our communities. 

Lighthouses are built to withstand powerful storms and turbulent ocean waters. As Supervisors, we’ve had to learn how to become personally resilient, protecting our physical and mental health, so we can fully serve our communities and be good partners, children, parents, friends, and colleagues. I am incredibly proud of the entire County Family and how we have worked individually and collectively to protect, support, and lead our communities through a global pandemic, record wildfires, legislative challenges, and back-to-back elections with unprecedented challenges.

Together we have weathered the storm, and Monterey County is the perfect location to reconvene for the 127th CSAC Annual Meeting, Lighthouse of Leadership, from Monday, November 29 – Friday, December 3. 

This year’s in-person Annual Meeting will inspire and educate while providing numerous opportunities to (re)connect with our colleagues. The conference schedule includes great speakers and general sessions, as well as policy committee meetings and caucuses to elect our leadership for the next year. 

CSAC places the highest priority on securing your health and wellbeing as we continue to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Member Services team is adapting the meeting format to comply with all COVID-19 health orders while doing everything we can to allow for social distancing and safety. 

We have much to be thankful for and to celebrate. I look forward to personally welcoming you in person as we come together as the County Family in Monterey this November.  

Sincerely,

James Gore
CSAC President
Sonoma County Supervisor

 

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