District 5: Stacy Corless
Framed by Mammoth Crest, Mammoth Rock, and the Sherwin Range, Mono County’s District 5 encompasses the southern portion of the Town of Mammoth Lakes, and is entirely within the town boundaries. The district has a beautiful mix of mountain lakes, meadows and streams, traditional “Old Mammoth” residential ambience, and areas of thriving commercial activities and growth. District 5 is a fantastic place for a hike or bike ride along the town’s multi-use paths and the trails of the Inyo National Forest.
As a member of the Board of Supervisors, I work with my board colleagues and county staff to fulfill the Mono County mission to support our county's communities by providing superior services while protecting our unique rural environment. I believe that local government functions best when it is inclusive, transparent and collaborative—that means taking a people-focused approach to policy, actively listening to residents, and partnering with other local agencies to address regional issues.
My professional experience as a nonprofit leader and background in communications, earned during 15 years in the Eastern Sierra as a teacher, entrepreneur, writer, publisher, and executive director, helped me develop the right skills and good judgment required for this office—view my LinkedIn profile for more information on my background.
I grew up in Lancaster, CA, making the drive up highways 14/395 for ski trips several times each winter as a kid. I was drawn back to the Eastern Sierra in my twenties and have lived in Mono County since then—like so many locals, I came to Mammoth for a season and ended up staying and making a home here. I live in Old Mammoth with my husband, Ron Cohen, and our two dogs (both from local animal shelters). I spend as much time as I can outside in the mountains, and caring for Mono County’s beautiful public lands is very important to me.
I feel fortunate to have built a rewarding career and a fulfilling life in this incredible place. As a county supervisor and the elected representative for District 5, I want all the citizens of Mammoth Lakes and all Mono County residents have the same opportunity to thrive. Working together, we can realize a vision of Mono County as a wonderful, wild, business friendly, and economically sustainable place to live and work.
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Current Board and Commission Assignments:
- Behavioral Health Advisory Board
- Collaborative Planning Team Alternate
- Community Corrections Partnership
- Eastern Sierra Council of Governments
- Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District
- Local Transportation Commission
- National Association of Counties
- Rural County Representatives of California
- Sierra Nevada Conservancy
- Yosemite Area Regional Transportation System JPA
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