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Supervisor Lynda Hopkins takes stock of challenging year as board chair, shares plans for 2022

Published: January 15, 2022

Lynda Hopkins began her second term as a Sonoma County supervisor in an altogether new role, as board chair.

Her first go at the rotating yearlong post last year saw her lead the five-member board through an especially challenging period, marked by a historic vaccination campaign against COVID-19, the continuing demands of fire recovery and a deepening drought, and finally, a contentious redistricting process that ended 2021 on a politically sour note.

“There are no easy years anymore,” said Hopkins.

Faced with the pandemic, the “constant threat of fire” and other emergencies, each supervisor has become an emergency manager and responder, she said.

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