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Mendocino County Board of Supervisors

From top row left to right: Vice-Chair Dan Gjerde and Supervisor Ted Williams,

Bottom Row left to right: Supervisor John McCowen, Carre Supervisor Brown and Chair John Haschak

Board Members

Mission Statement

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors’ mission is to create and maintain a responsive and responsible government that enhances the quality of life of the people of Mendocino County. The County’s mission is to deliver services that meet: Public safety, health, social, cultural, education, transportation, economic, and environmental needs of our communities.


Principles of Office

Supervisors will adhere to the following principles; they will:

  • Work in harmony to support the County's mission.
  • Devote time, thought and study to their duties as board members, so that they may render effective and credible public service for the citizens of the County.
  • Work with fellow board members in a spirit of cooperation so all issues, especially those which are controversial, may be debated openly and fairly, thereby protecting the dignity of the individuals involved in the public forum and decision making process.
  • Base decisions on all available facts, voting with conviction, without bias, and ultimately abiding and upholding the final majority decisions of the Board.
  • Represent the entire County of Mendocino, while being sensitive to the special characteristics of each District.
  • Respect the Ralph M. Brown Act, taking official actions in public sessions, yet maintaining the confidentiality of closed session deliberations.
  • Remember an individual board member has no legal authority outside the meetings of the Board of Supervisors, thus they will conduct business with the citizenry, media, and County staff on this basis.
  • Under all circumstances the primary function of the Board of Supervisors is to establish the policies by which the County of Mendocino is to be administered.
  • Use the powers of the office honestly and constructively, communicating and promoting the needs of the community to the County and the needs of the County to the community.
  • Encourage employee and citizen involvement in regulatory and policy development and to consider the perspectives of others as issues are discussed.
  • Be responsible for professional growth by participating in educational conferences, workshops, and training sessions offered by local and State organizations.
  • Be informed of the State and Federal government activities and the positions taken by Supervisor organizations regarding these matters.


501 Low Gap Road, Room 1010

Ukiah, CA 95482

Phone: (707) 463-4221