Sutter County has hired Yolo County’s Human Resources Director to the same position in Sutter County.
Gina Rowland has almost a quarter century of human resources experience in local government, most of it with Yolo County. Prior to her appointment as Human Resources Director in May 2016, she served as Yolo County’s Assistant Director of Human Resources and the Human Services Branch Director for Human Resources.
Ms. Rowland’s tenure with a larger county that has experienced similar issues facing Sutter County will be invaluable. Yolo County has 1,750 employees and nine bargaining units. Sutter County has 1,000 employees and five bargaining units.
Ms. Rowland is a Yuba City High School graduate who moved back to Yuba City two years ago and expressed a desire to work in the community she calls home. “I am excited to join the Sutter County family,” Ms. Rowland said. “ Yuba City is my home. I live here, my family lives here, and it is where I plan to retire. I believe my role and the role of Human Resources is to serve employees, and I plan to take the time to listen to find out how I can best do that.”
As Human Resources Director, she will be a key member of the County’s Executive Team and will be responsible for supervising and coordinating the County’s risk management programs, directing the negotiation of labor agreements, administering the County’s grievance and disciplinary policies, administering the County’s recruitment and selection system, and designing and administering a wide variety of employee benefit programs.
The Board approved an employment contract with Ms. Rowland at its September 11 meeting. She is expected to begin on September 24.