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West Sacramento Library Provides U.S. Citizenship Resources

West Sacramento Library Provides U.S. Citizenship Resources

Individuals interested in becoming U.S. citizens can now find resources at the new ‘U.S. Citizenship Corner’ at Yolo County’s Arthur F. Turner Community Library, located at 1212 Merkley Avenue in West Sacramento.

The U.S. Citizenship Corner, located inside the library by the government materials section, provides free information and resources for individuals to take home, as well as a U.S. Citizenship Kit that cardholders can check out.

In addition, the library is hosting a series of free workshops on U.S. citizenship.  The first workshop, entitled ‘How to Become a U.S. Citizen’, is scheduled for February 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and features special guest Vilaysay Chang from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services of District 22.  She will be available to answer questions about the naturalization process.  All programs and workshops are free to attend and no reservations are required.

Yolo County Library Collects 5,867 Pounds of Food

Thanks to the Yolo County Library’s Food for Fines program, the Yolo Food Bank received a donation of 5,867 pounds of food over the holiday season!  The Food for Fines program ran from November 15 through December 15 allowing library card holders to receive $1 off an overdue fine for every food item donated. 

“This weight total was the third largest food drive we recorded in 2015,” said Yolo Food Bank Volunteer Manager and Procurement Specialist Josh Ellis.  “The Yolo County Library has always been a tremendous supporter of the Yolo Food Bank and this food drive is yet another example.”

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Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters/Assessor Freddie Oakley to Retire

Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters/Assessor Freddie Oakley to Retire

Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters/Assessor Freddie Oakley has announced she will be retiring at the end of this month to take a position in the Clinton campaign.  Oakley has served in the position since 2002.3

Ronald W. Chapman MD, MPH Appointed Health Officer

Ronald W. Chapman MD, MPH Appointed Health Officer

The Yolo County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ronald W. Chapman, MD, MPH as Yolo County’s health officer.  This appointment is being made following the retirement of Yolo County Health Officer Constance Caldwell, MD.

In the public sector, Dr. Chapman was appointed as director & state health officer of the California Department of Public Health and has served as chief medical officer for Partnership HealthPlan, deputy director/county health officer for the Solano County Department of Health & Social Services, chief of Medicine & Public Health Section for the California Department of Health Services and chief, Integrating Medicine & Public Health Program for the California Department of Health Services and Institute for Health & Aging at the University of California, San Francisco.  Dr. Chapman has also served on the faculty of the UC Davis Department of Family and Community Medicine.

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.