Olive Oil Commission Board of Director Elections Scheduled
The Commission Law provides that the board of directors of Olive Oil Commission will be composed of six producers, two from each district, three handlers, one from each district, and one public member. Additionally, there will be an alternate member assigned to each member position. Below is a list of the counties included in each district:
District 1 – Butte, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity
District 2 – Amador, Colusa, El Dorado, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Sacramento, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Yolo, and Yuba
District 3 – Alameda, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, Monterey, Orange, Riverside, San Benito, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne, and Ventura
In order to be eligible to participate in the nomination meeting in your district or be appointed to a position on the Commission, you must be a producer or handler of olives for olive oil as defined below in the particular district.
“Producer” means any person that produces or causes to be produced olives that are processed into olive oil in the amount of 5,000 gallons or more during the marketing season and that shall, upon request of the commission, provide proof of commodity sale.
“Handler” means a person who engages, in this state, in the operation of marketing olive oil that he or she has produced, or purchased or acquired from an olive producer, or that he or she is marketing on behalf of an olive producer, whether as owner, agent, employee, broker, or otherwise.
If you have any questions about the nomination and election process or the proposed Olive Oil Commission of California, please contact Joe Monson with the CDFA Marketing Branch at (916) 900-5018.