Community and Public Service

Board of Supervisors – Napa County (representing District 3)
(Member, January 2003 to present)
(Chair: 2005, 2010)

The Board of Supervisors is the executive and legislative governing body of the County of Napa. It oversees a budget of approximately $200 million and a staff of about 1200 dedicated individuals, who serve the needs of the county’s more than 135,000 residents.

California State Association of Counties (CSAC)
Member, policy committees: Agriculture & Natural Resources; Government Finance and Operations
Member, CSAC Institute Governing Council
Co-Chair, Climate Change Policy Committee (2006-07)
Recipient, Circle of Service Award, 2007

CSAC is the statewide organization representing all 58 of California counties before the California Legislature, administrative agencies, and the federal government.  CSAC’s long-term objective is to significantly improve the fiscal health of all California counties, despite their diversity.

Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC)
Board member, 2003 to present
Chair, 2011
Officer, 2009-2012  [2nd Vice Chair, 2009; 1st Vice Chair, 2010; Immediate Past Chair, 2012]

RCRC works with its 33 member counties to advocate on behalf of issues at the state and federal levels, providing the rural perspective on a myriad of issues.  Rural counties face unique challenges when putting federal and state policies into effect.  The greater distances, lower population densities, and geographic diversity of these smaller counties create obstacles not faced by their more urban or suburban counterparts.

 

There is a lot more to being Supervisor than meets the eye. Please click here to see the many regional and local committees and public entities that comprise the formal part of Diane’s public service.

 

Past Service:

Napa City-County Library Commission
(chair, 1989-1991; vice-chair, 1988-89; member, 1987-1991)

St. Helena Hospital Foundation Board (board member, 1989-1995)
The Foundation enhances community awareness of and access to hospital services and raises funds to support those services.

Rotary Club of St. Helena (member, 1987 to present; president, 1991-92)
Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

First woman member (1987) and first woman president (1991-92)
Co-chair/organizing committee member – Winter Ball – 1991-2001
Paul Harris Fellow

North Bay Cooperative Library System Advisory Board (member, 1984-87)

North Bay Regional Center – Board of Directors
(member, 1984-87; secretary, 1985-87; director search committee member, 1988)

NBRC serves the Counties of Napa, Solano, and Sonoma, and supervises the distribution of state funds mandated for the assistance and care to those persons with developmental disabilities.

Napa County Volunteer Center (volunteer, Human Race, 1984-85)

Napa County Law Library Board of Trustees (member 1982-1992)

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