Framed by Mammoth Rock and the Sherwin Range, Mono County’s District 5 encompasses the southern portion of the town of Mammoth Lakes, and is entirely within the town boundaries. The district has a beautiful mix of mountain meadows and streams, traditional “Old Mammoth” residential ambience, and areas of thriving commercial activities and growth. District 5 is a fantastic place for a hike or bike ride along the town’s multi-use path and the trails of the Inyo National Forest.
As the newest member of the Board of Supervisors, I am pleased to join a board and staff dedicated to supporting our county's communities by providing superior services while protecting our unique rural environment. My professional experience as a nonprofit leader and background in communications, earned during 15 years in the Eastern Sierra as a teacher, entrepreneur, writer, publisher, and executive director, helped me develop the necessary tools and good judgment required for this office.
I grew up in Lancaster, CA, making the drive up highways 14/395 for ski trips several times each winter as a kid. I was drawn back to the Eastern Sierra in my twenties after earning a B.A. at UC Irvine and M.A. at UC Berkeley, where I also did Ph.D. work and taught undergraduate courses. Like so many locals, I came to Mammoth for a season and ended up staying and making a home here. I live in Old Mammoth with my husband, Ron Cohen, and our two dogs (both local animal shelter treasures). I spend as much time as I can outside in the mountains (on foot and on skis), connecting with nature.
I feel fortunate to have built a rewarding career and a fulfilling life in this incredible place. As the elected representative for District 5, I will work to assure that the citizens of Mammoth Lakes and all Mono County residents have the same opportunity to thrive.
Working together, we can realize a vision of Mono County as a wonderful, wild, business friendly, and economically sustainable place to live and visit.
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