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newsrel -- Two new members appointed to the Air Resources Board

Posted: 08 May 2013 13:17:49
Please consider the following news release from the California 
Air Resources Board:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/newsrel/newsrelease.php?id=433

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2013

RELEASE 13-21

CONTACT:
Melanie Turner
(916) 322-2990
melanie.turner@arb.ca.gov


Two new members appointed to the Air Resources Board

Sacramento ó Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed two new members to
the California Air Resources Board: John Gioia to represent the
Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and Judith Mitchell to
represent the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

John Gioia

Gioia, 55, of Richmond has served on the Contra Costa County
Board of Supervisors since 1999. He served as board chairman in
2002, 2006 and 2010. He is first vice president of the California
State Association of Counties and chairman of the Bay Area Joint
Policy Committee.

Gioia is a member of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District
Board of Directors, and served as chairman of the board in 2012.
He also is a member of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and
Development Commission. Previously, Gioia was principal at the
Law Offices of John Gioia from 1986 to 1998, and legal researcher
at John Nimmons & Associates Inc., Energy Law Consultants, from
1984 to 1986.
 
Gioia served as an elected member of the East Bay Municipal
Utility District Board of Directors from 1989 to 1998. He earned
a juris doctor degree from University of California, Berkeley
School of Law.

Judith Mitchell

Governor Brown also appointed attorney and Rolling Hills Estates
City Councilwoman Mitchell, 71, of Rolling Hills Estates to the
Air Resources Board. Mitchell has been a principal at Judith M.
Mitchell Attorney at Law since 2001, and a member of the Rolling
Hills Estates City Council since 1999.

She serves on the governing board for the South Coast Air Quality
Management District and the regional council of the Southern
California Association of Governments.

Earlier, she was partner and senior litigation associate at Huang
P.C., Lawyers from 1985 to 2001 and associate at the Law Offices
of Russell Iungerich from 1979 to 1983. Mitchell serve as
president of the League of California Cities in 2009 and is past
chair of the South Bay Cities Council of Governments. Mitchell
earned a juris doctor degree from Loyola Law School and a master
of arts degree in German literature from the University of
California, Los Angeles.

Both Gioia and Mitchell, appointed to the board on Tuesday, are
filling vacant posts. The positions require Senate confirmation
and there is no compensation. 

For more information on board members go to:
http://www.arb.ca.gov/board/members.htm



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