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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Supervisor-elect Jim Provenza Hires Staff

Special to the Vanguard

Jim Provenza, Yolo County Supervisor - Elect for the 4th District announced today that he is appointing Gina Daleiden to serve as Deputy County Supervisor. Sandra Rodriguez will continue as Assistant Deputy.

Daleiden is currently employed as the Assistant Deputy to Supervisor Helen Thomson and is President of the Davis School Board. Daleiden is a Davis native and a 4th District resident in South Davis. Provenza and Daleiden previously served together on the Davis School Board.

Provenza stated, “I am pleased to be working with Gina again. She is a brilliant public servant who will work tirelessly on behalf of residents of the 4th District and Yolo County. She will represent my office on committee assignments, work closely with county departments, and serve as a vital link between 4th District Residents and County government.

“I’m excited to work in my home District for Supervisor Provenza,” said Daleiden, “We worked well together on the School Board, and I welcome the new challenges and opportunities ahead.”

Elected to the 4th Supervisorial District in June of this year, Provenza will be sworn into office on Monday, January 5 at noon in a public ceremony in the atrium of the Yolo County Administration Building in Woodland. Formerly the Davis School Board President, Provenza will replace former 4th District Supervisor and newly elected Assemblywoman, Mariko Yamada.

According to Supervisor Helen Thomson, “Gina will have new opportunities and challenges in the lead Deputy position, and I support and encourage her move to this new position. She is well prepared to serve Supervisor-elect Provenza in his first term.

Daleiden adds that, “Supervisor Thomson is a mentor and a friend, and I am happy that I will continue to work with her and her office. I’m thankful to both Supervisor Thomson and her deputy, Laura Bibelheimer, for all they have taught me about county government.”

Sandra Rodriguez, current District 4 Assistant Deputy, will continue in her position. During her tenure as Assistant Deputy to Mariko Yamada, Rodriguez gained a reputation as a hardworking advocate for the citizens of the 4th District and has been of particular assistance to Spanish speaking residents. Ms. Rodriguez stated, “I am happy to be able to help with the transition, and I look forward to working for our constituents and continuing to help the office run smoothly.”