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Debra Lucero

Chief Administrative Officer, Plumas County, Calif.

About Debra Lucero

Debra Lucero is a former Northern California county supervisor who moved from elected position to an appointed position as the County Administrative Officer for Plumas County, California. Her experience includes two decades working in economic development specifically in agriculture, tourism, business, arts and culture.

Lucero has worked as an arts administrator, running State and Local arts agencies in Butte and Shasta counties. In addition to running arts agencies in Chico and Redding for many years, she concurrently ran two public access television stations in each city. She developed these TV stations under the auspices of the arts agencies. While in Redding, Lucero assisted the City of Redding in obtaining a California Cultural District status for its Downtown Area which was undergoing extreme changes. Lucero was a journalist for many years and a public information specialist for a Hispanic advocacy group in Washington, D.C., and owned her own consulting business.

Lucero sat on the California State Association of Counties Board of Directors for four years, was the Vice President of the Latino Caucus of CSAC for two years and sits on the following committees/programs for the National Association of Counties: Chair of Resilient Counties Advisory Board; Vice Chair of Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee; Vice Chair of Arts and Culture Commission; Vice Chair of Rural Action Caucus; and member of the Economic Mobility Leadership Network.

For many years, Lucero served on the boards of California Arts Advocates (CAA) and the Californians for the Arts (CFTA). She formerly sat on a public media board that covered six Western states.

She is a proud graduate of California State University, Chico, and recently was the recipient of a Cahn Public Service Fellowship to attend the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., where she received a certificate of completion for the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program.