Regional Advisory Committee

Co-Chairs: Reno Franklin + Minh Tran

  • Napa County

    Minh Tran, CEO

    Minh Tran is 48 years old, married and has three children. He graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a biochemistry degree and worked as a biochemist for the US Forest Service.

    He earned a law degree from the University of La Verne in Southern California. He worked as a legal aid attorney for Inland County Legal Services and in private practice for five years in Southern California doing bankruptcy, family and housing law. He worked as Riverside County senior deputy counsel for 10 years.

    Tran came to Napa County as assistant county counsel in 2009. He became Napa county counsel in May 2012, replacing Robert Westmeyer, who held the post for 24 years.

    The CEO supervises the 10 non-elected department heads and provides to the Board of Supervisors impartial analysis and recommendations on policy, fiscal and administrative matters.

  • City of Santa Rosa

    Sean P. McGlynn, City Manager

    Sean P. McGlynn is City Manager of Santa Rosa, which is the fifth largest city in the Bay Area as well as the county seat of Sonoma County. The City has about 175,000 residents and annual operational funding of $323.8 million, including a General Fund of $148 million. Since McGlynn became City Manager, the City has focused on boosting economic development, realigning City services and responding to the region’s housing crisis. Earlier this year the City completed the reunification of Courthouse Square, a downtown public space that had been bisected by roads and was the subject of two decades of planning and discussion. Additional economic development activity has grown out of the Courthouse Square project.

    Prior to his current position, McGlynn served as Deputy City Manager for El Paso, TX, overseeing a diverse portfolio which included Aviation, City Development (El Paso’s planning and economic development functions), Community Development, Destination El Paso, Libraries, Museums and Cultural Affairs, Parks, and Zoo.

    McGlynn also served for six years in the Department of Cultural Affairs in New York City, where he was responsible for an operating budget of over $150 million and a ten-year capital plan in excess of $800 million.

  • Sonoma County

    Sheryl Bratton, CAO

    Ms. Bratton has 24 years of public sector service experience with 14 years in senior management positions. Ms. Bratton has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and a law degree from the University of San Francisco, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning from the University of California Berkeley.

    Ms. Bratton played an instrumental role in helping the Board accomplish key priorities such as the transition of the County landfill, SMART financing, and key Open Space District acquisitions. As County Administrator, Ms. Bratton oversees County services and operations, which includes a 4,000-employee work force and $1.6 billion budget.

  • Lake County

    Carol Huchingson, CAO

    2017 US Small Business Administration Phoenix Award winner Carol J. Huchingson is Lake County Administrative Officer (CAO).  CAO Huchingson serves as the Chief of Staff to the Board of Supervisors, assisting the Board in implementing, administering and monitoring Board policies and directives.  She also serves as County Purchasing Agent, and provides support and leadership to the 24 other County Department Heads.  Huchingson interacts with the County’s State and federal legislators, and numerous State and federal agencies, on matters of significance to Lake County residents.

    The CAO is also responsible for reviewing agenda items for the weekly meetings of the Board of Supervisors and assisting in the annual performance evaluations of Board-appointed department heads.

  • Marin County

    Matthew Hymel, CAO

    Matthew was appointed CAO by the Board of Supervisors in June 2005. The County Administrator is responsible for overseeing County operations consistent with the Board of Supervisors’ policy direction. He is directly responsible for the County’s budget, risk management and administrative operations.

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