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Katharine L. Elliott to Resign as Mendocino County Counsel for New Position in Nevada County

Post Date:09/10/2019 5:29 PM

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors has announced today that Katharine L. Elliott will be resigning as Mendocino County Counsel as of October 18, 2019 to take a new position as County Counsel for Nevada County beginning on November 1, 2019.

Ms. Elliott was hired as a Deputy County Counsel on April 26, 2015 after leaving private practice for the public sector. She then served as Acting County Counsel from October 25, 2015, until she was selected as the permanent County Counsel on March 15, 2016. While in Mendocino County, Ms. Elliott oversaw the adoption and implementation of the County’s cannabis ordinances including cultivation, dispensaries and taxes. In addition, she advised the County on the creation of protocols and resolutions in response to several wildfire events, and advised County departments, special districts and commissions on legal matters.

Ms. Elliott commented to the Board on her resignation, “I wanted to take this opportunity to thank the Board of Supervisors for putting their trust in me over these years. I have enjoyed serving Mendocino County and have appreciated the opportunity to work with each of you. Your dedication to this community has been inspiring. After living in this community for twenty-one years, it is difficult to leave, but I believe that I am leaving you in good hands and will do everything I can to assist in the transition.”

First District Supervisor Carre Brown remarked, “Ms. Elliott has been a committed leader during her tenure as County Counsel for the County of Mendocino. Her knowledge, experience and focus has been invaluable to the County, and I know that she will serve Nevada County with the same dedication she has shown to our Board these last four years.”

For more information, please contact the Mendocino County Executive Office at (707) 463-4441.