Sacramento County supervisors honor retiring leaders Scully, Yee

Sacramento County supervisors honored colleague Jimmie Yee and District Attorney Jan Scully on Tuesday ahead of their retirement after decades of public service.

Scully announced her retirement before her chosen successor, Anne Marie Schubert, was elected to the office. Scully has been district attorney for 20 years and worked in the office for 35. She thanked her parents, who were on hand Tuesday, for their long-lasting support.

While Scully and supervisors had their share of budget disputes, especially during the recession, supervisors heaped praise on Scully.

“You’ve been a good friend and advocate for crime victims,” Supervisor Susan Peters said. “We’re very lucky to have had you.”

Supervisors had a ceremony and reception for Yee on Tuesday afternoon. After a career as an engineer, Yee served on government boards for three decades, starting on the Sacramento Planning Commission, then the City Council, where he had a stint as mayor following the death of Joe Serna Jr. He has served on the Board of Supervisors for eight years.

Yee, 80, cited age as a factor in his decision to retire. He served as board president in his last year. He was near tears as he presented Scully with a copy of a resolution in her honor.

Yee will be replaced by former Sacramento school board member Patrick Kennedy, who easily won election to the seat in June.

Editor’s note (Dec. 10): This story has been corrected to reflect that Yee served on the board for eight years, not a decade.

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