Roberta MacGlashan was named Tuesday as chairwoman of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors in her last year in office.
The chairman also serves as board’s primary contact for general questions from the public about county business and represents the board at public events. MacGlashan replaces Supervisor Phil Serna, who served as chairman in 2015.
Supervisor Don Nottoli was elected vice chairman and will run board meetings in MacGlashan’s absence.
MacGlashan announced in September that she would not seek re-election this year and would step down after her 12th year on the board. Her replacement will take office in January 2017, representing a district that includes rural southeastern and suburban northeastern parts of the county.
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Supervisors also named Nav Gill interim county executive. Gill, who is assistant county executive and has worked for the county since 2007, will take over when County Executive Brad Hudson leaves later this month.
Hudson announced in December that he was leaving the county. While his announcement did not provide a reason for his departure, his five-year contract was set to expire this year and at least one supervisor, Serna, had openly expressed frustration with him.
Hudson is leaving the county to run Laguna Woods Village, a retirement community in Orange County.
Supervisors have not yet made plans about how they plan to permanently replace him.