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File #: 22-158    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 3/3/2022 Departments: BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 3
On agenda: 3/8/2022 Final action: 3/8/2022
Title: Adopt a resolution appointing John D. Nibbelin as County Counsel and authorizing and directing the execution of an agreement for his services.
Sponsors: Don Horsley
Attachments: 1. 20220308_r_ Appointment of County Counsel and Authorization of Agreement.pdf, 2. 20220308_a_ Appointment of County Counsel and Authorization of Agreement.pdf
Special Notice / Hearing: None__
Vote Required: Majority

To: Honorable Board of Supervisors
From: Supervisor Don Horsley, District 3
Subject: Appointment of County Counsel and Authorization of an Agreement

RECOMMENDATION:
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Adopt a resolution appointing John D. Nibbelin as County Counsel and authorizing and directing the execution of an agreement for his services.

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BACKGROUND:
During the fall of last year, the long-time County Counsel, John C. Beiers, announced his intent to retire from employment with the County of San Mateo, effective as of March 31, 2022. In response, the Board of Supervisors, through the County's Human Resources Department, undertook an extensive recruitment effort to locate and select a successor for Mr. Beiers.

After a search and selection process that involved reviewing the qualifications of many strong applicants, it is recommended that this Board appoint Chief Deputy County Counsel, John D. Nibbelin, to the position of County Counsel. John D. Nibbelin's legal and leadership experience is vast and varied. He has been with the County Counsel's Office since 2001, initially serving as a Deputy County Counsel and then promoting to Chief Deputy County Counsel in 2011. Prior to joining the County, John worked as assistant district counsel at the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services, a law clerk to a U.S. District Court judge and in private practice. He has also served our country in the U.S. Army as a commissioned officer, including as a Judge Advocate. He holds a BA in Latin American Studies and a law degree, both from U.C. Berkeley.

Counties throughout the state, pursuant to Government Code section 27641, customarily appoint their County Counsel for four-year terms. San Mateo County has had a contract with its appointed County Counsel since 2012.

DISCUSSION:
Adoption of the recommended resolution will appoint John D. Nibbelin to serve as County Counsel, effective as of April 1, 2022, and will...

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