Governor Newsom announces appointments 11.18.21

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SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:

Virginia Jameson, 38, of Pacifica, has been appointed Undersecretary for Climate and Working Lands at the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Jameson has been the Climate and Conservation Program Manager at the California Department of Conservation since 2018. She was Deputy State Director of the American Farmland Trust from 2015 to 2018, Natural Resources and Sustainability Program Coordinator for the ‘American University School of International Service in 2014 and Student Assistant in the Graduate Admissions Office for the American University School of Communications in 2014. Jameson was Management Specialist for the Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office in 2012, Assistant from the Monterey County Office Board of Directors to District 4 Supervisor Jane Parker from 2011 to 2012 and Associate Director for Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast in 2011. She was Associate Director of the Ag Land Trust from 2009 to 2011 , where she was a conservation and development analyst from 2007 to 2009. Jameson obtained a Master of Arts in International Affairs and natural resources. and Sustainable Development from the American University. This position does not require confirmation from the Senate and the compensation is $ 148,008. Jameson is a Democrat.

Gil Garcetti, 80, of Los Angeles, has been appointed to the Milton Marks “Little Hoover” Commission on the Organization and Economy of the State of California. Garcetti has been a professional photographer since 2002. He was District Attorney for Los Angeles County from 1992 to 2000, where he held several positions from 1968 to 1992, including that of Deputy Chief Attorney. In 2002 he was selected as a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and in 2014 was appointed UNESCO Cultural Ambassador. He is the past chairman of the board of directors of the California Science Center Foundation. Garcetti received a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. This position does not require confirmation from the Senate and there is no compensation. Garcetti is a Democrat.

Laura Brewer, 63, of Nevada City, has been appointed to the California Court Reporters Council. Brewer has been a Real-Time Translation Captionist for Communication Access and Court Reporter as an Individual Practitioner since 1992. She was a Real-Time Translation Captioner for Communication Access and Court Reporter at Brewer & Darrenougue from 1990 to 2017. Brewer was a court reporter as a sole practitioner from 1981 to 1992. Brewer is a member of the Deposition Reporters Association of California, the National Court Reporters Association, and Intersteno. This position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $ 100 per day. Brewer is a Democrat.

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