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Countywide Homeless Program

Countywide Homeless Program

Yolo County is pleased to announce the appointment of Tracey Dickinson as the county’s new full-time homeless program coordinator.  Ms. Dickinson has most recently served as an analyst in the County Administrator’s Office.

The homeless program coordinator is a newly created position that will focus on coordination and expansion of the countywide homeless system, as well as supervising the newly created Homeless Services Unit in the county’s recently formed Health & Human Services Agency.  The unit will also include:

Stacey Peterson Appointed Human Resources Director

Stacey Peterson Appointed Human Resources Director

This week, the Yolo County Board of Supervisors welcomed new Yolo County Human Resources Director Stacey Peterson.  Prior to joining Yolo County, Ms. Peterson served as the City of Rancho Cordova’s chief people officer and as a human resources manager in a variety of capacities for the County of Sacramento.

“I am delighted to join the Yolo County team and look forward to further evolving the human resources programs to recruit, retain and engage talented employees to innovate and deliver quality service to the community,” said Yolo County Human Resources Director Stacey Peterson.

Stacey Peterson holds a bachelors and a master of arts in psychology from California State University Sacramento.

Job Fair June 19

Job Fair June 19

The Yolo County Department of Employment & Social Services is teaming up with Congressman John Garamendi, the Workforce Development Collaborative and the Yolo County Workforce Investment Board to advance individual job readiness and connect job seekers with employers through a Job Fair on Friday, June 19, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 25 North Cottonwood Street in Woodland.

There will be more than 50 local businesses and apprenticeship programs represented at the Job Fair. Computers will be available for employment seekers to complete applications and submit resumes to prospective employers on the spot.  Employment specialists will also be available to help craft and review resumes, providing constructive feedback to increase an applicant’s likelihood of success.

Local Women Who Inspire & Give Back: Sarah Thomas

Local Women Who Inspire & Give Back: Sarah Thomas

By Kellie Edson

When our editors let us know that for March we were doing pieces about inspiring women in our community for women’s history month, I knew I had to do mine on my dear friend Sarah Thomas. When you first meet Sarah, she may seem reserved or shy, but when you get her talking about what she’s passionate about, she radiates light and excitement.  I am ever inspired by her willingness to give her whole self to her passions and her desire to inspire and empower other women, and especially young girls... Read More

John Heilmann Named New West Sacramento Fire Chief

John Heilmann Named New West Sacramento Fire Chief

John Heilmann, Deputy Fire Chief of the Operations Division at UC Davis and the City of Davis Fire Departments has been appointed as City of West Sacramento’s next fire chief.

Heilmann formally served in the West Sacramento Fire Department as Fire Division Chief of the Training Division, and also as Captain, Engineer and Firefighter... Read More

Yolo County Top Attorneys Walk the Talk

Yolo County Top Attorneys Walk the Talk

This month, Yolo County’s Public Defender and District Attorney took the actions of the State Bar of California and the California Supreme Court just a little bit further by endorsing the Attorney Guidelines of Civility and Professionalism as a standard of conduct for their two offices.

In July 2007, the State Bar of California adopted California Attorney Guidelines of Civility and Professionalism.  In May 2014, the California Supreme Court adopted rule 9.4 of the California Rules of Court to supplement the attorney oath for new lawyers to include a statement that the attorney will strive to conduct himself or herself with dignity, courtesy and integrity.

Setting the bar for their offices, Yolo County District Attorney Jeff Reisig and Yolo County Public Defender Tracie Olson have now signed the following pledge:

City Council Selects Ledesma as Mayor Pro Tem

City Council Selects Ledesma as Mayor Pro Tem

The West Sacramento City Council has selected Chris Ledesma as Mayor Pro Tem. The Mayor Pro Tem serves in the absence of the Mayor when the Mayor is not available for City Council meetings or City events. The Mayor Pro Tem serves a term of one year... Read More