Commissioners and Staff

The Commission is composed of two county supervisorial members appointed by the Board of Supervisors, two city council members appointed by the Mayor City Selection Committee, two special district members appointed through a special district board nomination and election process, and one public member selected by the other six members. Commission members serve four-year terms. There is also one alternate member for each of the four classifications. In addition, the Commission contracts for Executive Officer staffing services to manage the day-to-day operations of the Commission.


County Members:
Estelle Fennell (Chair), Board of Supervisors
Virginia Bass, Board of Supervisors

City Members:
Sue Long, City of Fortuna
Gordon Johnson, City of Rio Dell

District Members:
Troy Nicolini, Samoa Peninsula Fire District
Debra Lake, Fruitland Ridge Fire Protection District

Public Member:
Bob McPherson

Alternate Members:
Ryan Sundberg, County Member
Mark Wheetley, City Member
Frank Scolari, District Member
Alan “Skip” Jorgensen, Public Member

Colette Metz, Executive Officer
George Williamson, Senior Advisor
Sarah West, LAFCo Analyst/Clerk
Paul Brisso, Legal Counsel