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Nathan Herzog and Anders Hauge join Placer County Planning Commission representing Districts 2 and 5

April 24, 2018

The Placer County Board of Supervisors today approved the appointment of Anders Hauge to the Placer County Planning Commision, representing District 5. The board approved the appointment of Nathan Herzog, Ph.D., to the Planning Commission representing District 2 at their April 10 meeting.

Hauge, a resident of Meadow Vista, is a managing partner of A&J Farms in the Sutter Basin. From a career that spans over 47 years, Hauge brings a wealth of experience in environmental, community and transportation planning. The recipient of several planning awards, Hauge has overseen countless projects for agencies across the country.

“I’m pleased to see Anders come on board the Planning Commission representing the 5th District,” said District 5 Supervisor Jennifer Montgomery. “We had an exceptional pool of candidates, and I think his regional planning experience and his service on the Meadow Vista Municipal Advisory Council will make him an especially valuable asset that will help balance well-planned development with community interests. I look forward to hearing his insight on upcoming projects."

After decades of service as a public agency planner, Hauge shifted to consulting. He has served on several city planning agencies, including on the Meadow Vista Municipal Advisory Council since 2013.

“After serving as a planner for so long, it is exciting to be on the advisory side of the table this time,” said Hauge. “I am looking forward to maintaining and enhancing the characteristics that make Placer County so unique. I want to enrich the housing and recreational opportunities in Placer County so that it can sustain growth in the best possible ways."

Herzog, dean of the School of Education at William Jessup University, brings experience in the nonprofit organization management industry to District 2.

“I am excited to serve as a planning commissioner, and to represent the interests of District 2, so that Placer County grows well,” said Herzog. “As a longtime researcher in both science and education, I understand how to navigate complex and competitive issues in a sensitive matter. I pledge to broaden awareness through listening, consider all options, and base decisions on evidence."

Herzog is an award-winning educator and has authored several publications. He earned a doctorate in philosophy from Capella University and also holds a master’s degree in multicultural education.

“I’m really looking forward to Nathan being on board, and I’m confident he’ll be a great addition to the Planning Commission,” said District 2 Supervisor Robert Weygandt. “I think his background, experience and values are a perfect fit."

The Planning Commission is composed of seven members, one from each of the five Placer County supervisorial districts and two at-large members appointed by the Board of Supervisors. During their four-year terms as the District 2 and 5 seats, Hauge and Herzog will each help advise the Placer County Board of Supervisors on planning and related matters.

More information on the Planning Commission can be found here.

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