Governor Newsom Appoints Rio Dell Mayor to Seismic Safety CommissionFrom the Governor's Office:
On Thursday, August 26, 2021 Governor Newsom’s office issued a press release announcing the appointment of Rio Dell Mayor Debra Garnes to the State’s Seismic Safety Commission. The Commission works to reduce the risk that earthquakes pose to lives, livelihood and infrastructure. Governor Newsom’s announcement can be found here:
“I am truly honored to be appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom to the Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission.” Mayor Garnes Stated. “I will do my utmost to carry out the duties of a commission created solely to advance earthquake safety.”
Former Mayor and current Councilmember Julie Woodall stated, “We’re all so proud of Debra and she’s been a great Mayor, probably one of the better Mayors we’ve had in my opinion. She’s personable, represents Rio Dell well and is a great choice for the position.”
Governor Newsom Announces Appointments 8.26.21
Published: Aug 26, 2021
SACRAMENTO – Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments:
Debra Garnes, 61, of Rio Dell, has been appointed to the Alfred E. Alquist Seismic Safety Commission. Garnes has been Mayor of the City of Rio Dell since 2019. She held several positions at the Rancho Seco Nuclear Generating Station in the Sacramento Municipal Utility District from 1990 to 2002 and from 1988 to 1989, including Hazardous Materials Technician and Specialist, Hazardous Materials First Responder, Asbestos and Lead Decommissioning Technician and Senior Utility Clerk and Associate. She was an Operational and Certified First Response Instructor from 2001 to 2002. Garnes was Fleet Payroll Supervisor at KLLM Transport Services from 1989 to 1990. She was a U.S. Navy Petty Officer Second Class, Gunner’s Mate Guns (GMG2) for the U.S. Navy from 1981 to 1985. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem. Garnes is a Democrat.