Lake County Community Development Director to Speak at Sierra Club Meeting

The Sierra Club Lake Group will host the recently appointed Lake County Community Development Director, Mireya Turner, at their next community meeting on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at 6:00 PM. The discussion will be held via Zoom video conference and live-streamed on Facebook. The meeting is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is required to attend via Zoom.

Turner will discuss her plans and future directions for the department and be available to answer questions from community members. She was appointed by the Lake County Board of Supervisors as interim director and then shortly after as permanent director in August, 2022. A long time resident of Lake County, Mireya has worked and served in numerous positions that are relevant to community development and planning, including serving on the Lakeport City Council. She has worked in planning for the City of Ukiah and Lake County and holds a Masters in Public Administration with a focus on Organizational Leadership.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to explore ways to collaborate to ensure that healthy ecosystems and outdoor recreation are included as essential parts of community planning and development,” noted Sierra Club Lake Group Treasurer and Conservation Chair, Victoria Brandon. 

To register for the event, visit the Lake Group’s online calendar at: Registrants will receive access information upon registration and a confirmation reminder the morning of the event. Zoom space is limited, so the event will also be live-streamed via the Lake Group’s Facebook page at

The Sierra Club Lake Group represents more than 400 Sierra Club members living in Lake County and is part of the Redwood Chapter of the Sierra Club that represents the northwest region of California. The group works to preserve Lake County’s wild heritage; protect and restore Clear Lake and its watershed; and promote smart growth, sustainable practices and environmentally friendly development. It also fosters a meaningful connection to the environment for the community to value and enjoy through guided hikes and community events. (Note: guided hikes are on hold while the group secures hike leaders. Those interested, contact Chair Deb Sally at For more information about the Sierra Club Lake Group, visit or call 707-994-1931.

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