Supervisor Estelle Fennell
2nd District County Supervisor – Humboldt County
Estelle Fennell was elected to the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors in June 2012 and re-elected in 2016. Since then Estelle has worked tirelessly in service to the citizens of the Second District and the County as a whole. She was appointed Chair of the Board in 2015 and demonstrated true leadership in that position. She also serves on the North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) and is Chair of the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) and Chair of the Eel Russian River Commission (ERRC). She also serves on the Board of the Redwood Coast Energy Authority and is a strong proponent of Community Choice Energy. Estelle has been a resident of the Second District for close to 33 years. She was born in Ireland and before finding her home here on the North Coast she worked on both the east and west coasts and in Europe as a graphic and multi-media artist. At first she continued her graphic arts business, working mainly for local Humboldt county businesses. In the late eighties she became involved with local radio and in 1990 she took on the job of news director at Redwood Community Radio station, KMUD and worked there for 17 and a half years. Over those years she developed a clear understanding of the issues that affect and concern the people of the 2nd district and the county as a whole. Estelle has worked with people of different backgrounds, politics, worldviews and belief systems and earned their trust and respect through hard work, dependability, integrity and honesty and by supporting her community with every possible tool at her command.
Auditor-‐Controller/Treasurer/Tax Collector – San Luis Obispo County
Raised in San Luis Obispo, Jim Hamilton currently serves as the elected San Luis Obispo County Auditor-Controller-Treasurer-Tax Collector, previously serving for six years as the Assistant ACTTC. Jim’s primary roles during 16 years with the County have included internal audits, an ERP system implementation, general accounting, financial reporting, and department management. Prior to joining the County Jim obtained his CPA license with a regional accounting firm in Southern California specializing in governmental clients including cities, special districts, and redevelopment agencies. Jim then accepted a position with a Big Four accounting firm working in business process consulting. Jim currently holds an ex-officio position on the SLO County Pension Trust Board of Trustees and sits on the SLO County Tourism Management District Board.
Treasurer/Tax Collector – Monterey County
Mary was elected Monterey County Treasurer-Tax Collector in November 2010. She has served Monterey County since 1987 in positions of increasing responsibility including 12 years as Assistant Treasurer-Tax Collector. Mary also serves Monterey County as Vice President for the Monterey County Public Improvement Corporation, and as a member of the Monterey County Deferred Compensation Committee, and Budget Committee. Mary belongs to numerous professional organizations, including the California Association of County Treasurers and Tax Collectors where she serves on the Executive Board as 1st Vice President; National Association of County Collectors, Treasurers and Finance Officers; Association of Governmental Accountants; Government Finance Officers Association; Government Investment Officers Association; and the International Council of Airshows. Mary holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University.
CCA Board Member
Treasurer Tax Collector – Mendocino County
Shari Schapmire has served as Mendocino County Treasurer-Tax Collector since January 2007. She is an active member of the California Association of County Treasurers and Tax Collectors, serving six years on the Executive Committee; in 2013-14, she was honored to serve as president of the association. She has taken on many committee member roles and currently serves on the Cannabis Committee. In 2014, she was appointed by then-State Controller John Chiang to serve on the Committee on County Tax Collecting Procedures and was re-appointed to this position in 2015 by current State Controller Betty Yee.
As Treasurer-Tax Collector she also serves as ex-officio member of the Mendocino County Employees’ Retirement Association. Over the past decade she has helped to maintain balance on the Board during extremely challenging times. In her role as trustee, she has served on several committees, as well as serving as chair for three years and vice-chair for two years.
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Franklin University and is a past-president of the Ukiah Rotary Club.
Supervisor Don Saylor
CCA Board Member
2nd District Supervisor – Yolo County
Yolo County Supervisor, Don Saylor represents District 2, including the cities of Davis and Winters, the campus of the University of California at Davis, and the farm land of southwestern Yolo County. Don joined the Board of Supervisors in January 2011 after being elected by the District 2 voters in June 2010. Don was reelected to his second term in June 2014. Don earlier served as Mayor and City Council Member for the City of Davis from 2004-10 and a Trustee of the Davis Joint Unified School District from 1995-2003. Don’s professional public service career spans 40 years and includes administrative, planning and analytical positions in local government and both the legislative and executive branches of California state government. He is a graduate of the University of Wyoming and the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.