Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna has been appointed as the Sacramento region's first designated member of the California Air Resources Board.
The appointment by Gov. Jerry Brown was made possible by the recent passage of AB 146, authored by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento. The legislation increased the number of members on the Air Resources Board from 11 to 12 and required that the additional member be a board member from specified air districts in the Sacramento region Sacramento, Placer, Yolo-Solano, Feather River or El Dorado.
Serna, 44, has been a Sacramento County supervisor since 2010. He has been a member of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District board since 2011 and currently serves as chairman.
The position requires Senate confirmation, and there is no compensation.