District 1: Jennifer Halferty
It is my humble honor to serve as the Mono County Supervisor for District 1. I see District 1 as the heart of Mono County’s largest community, Mammoth Lakes. Within the 1st District are neighborhoods of working families, thriving commercial businesses, the community hospital, three school campuses and 25 acres of vacant land recently purchased by the Town of Mammoth Lakes for a locals only neighborhood. My belief is that strong communities have built in resiliency to challenges that every community must address at some point in time. I want to work with the other Mono County Supervisors and County staff to grow that strength and resiliency in all Mono County communities through fiscal conservation and compassionate governance.
Prior to being elected District 1 Supervisor, I served as the Deputy Director and then Executive Director of Mammoth Lakes Housing, a local non-profit dedicated to providing workforce housing in Mammoth Lakes and the Eastern Sierra. Before joining Mammoth Lakes Housing, I volunteered and worked for four years with the Mono County Library. During this time, I was fortunate to be able to regularly travel to all the County Library branches and get more acquainted with Mono County and some of the citizens in those communities.
I obtained my bachelor of science degree in Plant Science from the University of Missouri – Columbia. I have worked on farms in Maine and a botanical garden in Washington, but after a summer working in Sequoia National Park where I lived in the Giant Forest, I knew the Sierra Nevada Mountains had my heart under lock and key.
My family and I have lived in Mono County over twenty years, with most of that time in Mammoth Lakes except for five years when we lived in the southern Mono County community of Paradise. My husband, Derrick, works for the Town of Mammoth Lakes and is a member of the Mono County Search and Rescue team. Together we have two daughters: Hannah, who graduated from Mammoth High School in 2017; and Kaihla, who is a student in the Mammoth Unified School District.
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