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Gustafson appointed to Placer County Board of Supervisors

North Tahoe Resort Association Director Cindy Gustafson was appointed to the Placer County Board of Supervisors Thursday.

Cindy Gustafson, chief executive officer of the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, was appointed to fill Jennifer Montgomery’s vacant District 5 seat on the Placer County Board of Supervisors.

The remaining board members voted unanimously on Thursday morning to appoint Gustafson who was among 20 other candidates to submit an application for the seat. The seat became vacant earlier this month when Montgomery announced that she is stepping down to accept an appointment by Governor Gavin Newsom as director of the state’s Forest Management Task Force.

“I was just truly overwhelmed with all the support,” said Gustafson.

Before her position at the resort association, Gustafson worked as general manager for the Tahoe City Public Utility District and was awarded General Manager of the Year by the California Special District Association in 2016. She has also held various other positions on committees throughout the state including the California Fish and Game Commission and as chair of the Blue Ribbon Task Force for the Marine Life Protection Act.

“In both of those jobs as well as what I’ve done in the local community I’ve had to reach out to community members to hear what their issues were, to hear both sides and try to find a middle ground,” said Gustafson. “I hope I can bring that openness and problem solving abilities to the board and work for the broader district.”

“Cindy has extensive experience with District 5 issues and has served the Tahoe community for more than 30 years,” said Supervisor Bonnie Gore in a Facebook post. “The Board believes Supervisor Gustafson will do an excellent job serving all residents of District 5 and Placer County,” the post read.

Hannah Jones is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at 530-550-2652 or

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