Gov. Brown appoints two new CARB board members

By Charlie Morasch, Land Line contributing writer | 5/10/2013

Two more California residents have signed on to help craft regulations and rid the left coast’s largest state of emissions.

California Gov. Jerry Brown recently appointed two new members to the California Air Resources Board.

Brown recently tapped John Gioia and Judith Mitchell to serve on the 12-member board, a CARB news release states. The positions offer no pay and require approval by the California State Senate.

According to CARB, Gioia, 55, of Richmond, CA, is a member of the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board of Directors, serving as chairman last year.  A member of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission, Gioia has served 14 years on the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors. He previously was principal at the Law Offices of John Gioia from 1986 to 1998.

Gioia earned a juris doctor degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

Mitchell, 71, is also an attorney and has been a principal at Judith M. Mitchell Attorney at Law since 2001. She has served on the governing board for the South Coast Air Quality Management District, and is a member of the Rolling Hills Estates City Council.

Mitchell served as president of the League of California Cities in 2009 and is past chair of the South Bay Cities Council of Governments. She earned a juris doctor degree from Loyola Law School and a master of arts degree in German literature from the University of California, Los Angeles.

CARB’s board is chaired by Mary Nichols.

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