Government

Dianne Jacob Named Chairwoman of Board of Supervisors

Supervisor Kristin Gaspar passes the gavel to Chairwoman Dianne Jacob.

Supervisor Dianne Jacob was unanimously voted chairwoman of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors for 2019 at an organizational meeting at the County Administration Center Tuesday. The Board also named Supervisor Greg Cox to serve as vice chairman and Supervisor Jim Desmond as chairman pro tem.

Jacob accepted the gavel from Supervisor Kristin Gaspar, who served as chairwoman in 2018.

Gaspar outlined several accomplishments in the past year, including an expanded substance abuse treatment program and adding additional cameras to a fire detection network that can provide real-time data for firefighters.

She praised her staff and the County’s employees for their efforts during the year.

“It is those 18,000 people in our County family who make this work. Thank you to all of you,” said Gaspar.

As new chairwoman, Jacob will outline the County’s 2019 goals at the annual State of the County address on Feb. 6 at the County Administration Center.

This will be Jacob’s seventh and final time serving as chair of the Board of Supervisors. She joined the board in 1993.

Michelle Mowad is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact