Gov. Jerry Brown today named Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley to the California State Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Protection.
O’Malley, 58, a Democrat from Alameda, has been the county’s top prosecutor since 2009, and has served in the office since 2004; she holds a law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law. The federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act requires each state to establish an advisory group in order to receive Title II Formula Grant funds. California’s committee, appointed by the governor, aims to promote policies that foster “a healthy and safe California where juveniles are held accountable for their actions and receive necessary support and services to become productive adults.” This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no compensation.
Brown also named Dawood Khan, 19, a Democrat from Union City, to the committee today. Khan is a UPS supervisor and a San Jose City College student, studying human resources.
Also in the Bay Area, Brown nominated Charlton “Chuck” Bonham, 43, a Democrat from Albany, to the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission. Bonham directs the state Department of Fish and Game, and previously worked at Trout Unlimited from 2000 to 2011 in jobs including California director and senior attorney. The commission promotes policies and actions to conserve, develop, and manage fishery resources in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska. This position requires Senate confirmation and the compensation is $100 per diem.
Brown reappointed Barbara Emley, 69, a Democrat from San Francisco, to the fisheries commission as well. Brown had named Emley, a commercial fisherwoman since 1985, to the commission in August,
but had to renominate her today because the state Senate didn’t confirm her before the end of its sessionbut that was for the final portion of a term that has just expired; this appointment will be for a full term.
And Brown nominated J. Keith Gilless, 55, a Democrat from San Francisco, to the Board of Forestry and Fire Protection. Gilless has been a University of California, Berkeley professor of forest economics since 1983 and dean of the College of Natural Resources since 2008; he holds a doctorate in forestry and agricultural economics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The board is responsible for developing the general forest policy of the state, for determining the guidance policies of the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and for representing the state’s interest in federal forestland in California. This position requires Senate confirmation and compensation is $100 per diem.