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Sacramento County Chair/Vice Chair Elected to Board of Supervisors

Jan 16, 2024 10:10AM ● By Sacramento County News Release

New Chair, Vice Chair, DA, and Board of Supervisors pose for a photo. Photo courtesy of Sacramento County

SACRAMENTO COUNTY, CA (MPG) - The annual vote to elect a new chair and vice chair of the board of supervisors was held on the Tuesday, Jan. 9 meeting. This year’s elected chair is Supervisor Patrick Kennedy of District 2, and Supervisor Phil Serna of District 1 was elected vice chair.

“I am honored to serve as the 2024 chair of the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors,” said Kennedy. “It is a privilege to serve the residents of our county in this capacity, and I am ready to take up the responsibilities that come with this role. I am committed to working collaboratively with my fellow supervisors and community stakeholders to address the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. I look forward to a productive and successful year.” 

Phil Serna Sacramento County Vice Chair

 Phil Serna of District 1 being sworn-in to his new role. Photo courtesy of Sacramento County 

Board chair responsibilities include the following:

-Presides over the board meetings; the vice chairperson assumes the role in the chairperson’s absence or inability to act. If the chair and vice chair are absent or unable to preside, the members present will select a member present to act as temporary chairperson.
-Acts on procedural matters or questions.
-Recognizes a member of the board desiring to speak on an item.
-Is entitled to vote on all matters before the board, participate in discussion relating to any matter, make motions without relinquishing the chair, and second any motion without relinquishing the chair.
-Sits on other boards/commissions as a representative of the County of Sacramento and is the point of contact for questions from the public regarding the meetings (i.e., coordination of resolutions/presentations and general questions not specific to a district, etc.)
-The chair and vice chair serve annual terms.​

Patrick Kennedy Sacramento County Chair

New Sacramento County Chair Patrick Kennedy of District 2 being sworn-in. Photo courtesy of Sacramento County