The Regional Council of Rural Counties has announced that it will honor Sen. Lois Wolk, D-Davis, for her representation of rural counties.
Wolk was chosen for the Patti Mattingly Award for her leadership on a wide range of issues, including her efforts to help preserve the authority of local agencies to address their fiscal problems in the event that filing for municipal bankruptcy is contemplated, said RCRC President Greg Norton.
He added that Wolk’s selection also was based on her coauthoring a new law this year to defend the Williamson Act, aimed at preserving agricultural and open space land.
The council, which advocates for rural issues at both the state and federal level, will present the award to Wolk at a reception on Wednesday, Jan. 18. The award is named after a former Siskiyou County supervisor and chair of the RCRC.