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Supervisors Hagman and Rutherford take Oath of Office
Supervisors Curt Hagman and Janice Rutherford spoke of teamwork as they began new four-year terms on the Board of Supervisors following Oath of Office ceremonies at the County Government Center today.
Supervisor Rutherford, who currently serves as Board of Supervisors Chair, will continue to represent the Second District, which includes the cities of Upland, Rancho Cucamonga, and Fontana, and the unincorporated communities of Lake Arrowhead, Crestline, and San Antonio Heights. Chair Rutherford has been on the board since 2010. She was re-elected in June.
“We are working toward a common goal and a common vision and that’s what we’ve been able to create in San Bernardino County over the past several years,” Chair Rutherford said today. “When I ran the first time, one of my big goals was to help restore public confidence in our County government system, and I feel like we’ve made progress toward that. … I have a great team of people up here to do that with.”
Supervisor Hagman represents the Fourth District, which includes the cities of Chino Hills, Chino, Ontario, Montclair, and Upland. He was elected to the Board of Supervisors in November to succeed Gary Ovitt, who retired after 10 years on the Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Hagman just completed six years of service to the county in the State Assembly and previously served as mayor of Chino Hills.
“This is an awesome county, I think the best in the state by far, and we have a lot of work to do with my colleagues to make it that way working together as a team,” Supervisor Hagman said today.
Supervisors Hagman and Rutherford join Supervisors Robert Lovingood, James Ramos, and Josie Gonzales in leading a dynamic public service organization of more than 22,000 employees working in dozens of agencies, departments, and divisions that provide a diverse array of vital public services. Those services include public safety, economic development, aid to the needy, infrastructure construction and maintenance, elections, parks, museums, libraries, airports, and a variety of healthcare services.
The Board of Supervisors works with the community to achieve the Countywide Vision, www.sbcounty.gov/vision, which was created by county residents and community stakeholders and calls for the establishment of a “complete county” that offers residents and investors a wide range of choices in how they live and prosper.
Key to the Vision is realizing that all elements of the community – education, wellness, jobs and the economy, public safety, housing, the environment, water, infrastructure, quality of life, and image – are interrelated and interdependent. Community experts in various element areas are working together to achieve the Vision and the Vision’s two regional goals:
• Establish San Bernardino County as a model in the state where local government, regulatory agencies and communities are truly business friendly
• Partner with all sectors of the community to support the success of every child from cradle to career