In February 2012, Governor Edmund G. Brown appointed Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor as a member of the Commission on State Mandates. Don's public service career spans 35 years and includes elected office, administrative, planning and analytical positions in local government and both the legislative and executive branches of California state government.
Don earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Wyoming in 1977 and Master in Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin in 1979. While a student at the LBJ School, Don served as Research Assistant for former Texas Congresswoman Barbara Jordan. His graduate studies focused on economic development and employment and training policies.
Don Saylor began service as a Yolo County Supervisor representing District 2 on January 3, 2011. Don served as a Trustee for the Davis Joint Unified School District from 1995 until 2003. He was elected to the Davis City Council in 2004 and 2008 and served as Mayor in 2010.
In addition to his current service as Supervisor, Don serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Sacramento Area Council of Governments, the University Retirement Community Foundation, Acme Theatre Company, the Yolo Solano Air Quality Management District, First 5 Yolo, and the Executive Board of the City County School Partnership.