Sonoma State University graduate Tracy Cleveland is Napa County’s new agricultural commissioner.
“I am honored and privileged to serve in Napa County,” said Cleveland, who started working Monday. “I pass on to my new role as Commissioner for Agriculture. I look forward to continuing to work with the dedicated staff of the ministry as we continue our efforts to work closely with industry and our other partners.
Cleveland has served as interim agriculture commissioner since January after Humberto Izquierdo left in December.
She served in the office of the Napa County Agricultural Commissioner for 18 years. Cleveland holds a degree in ecology from Sonoma State University. In 2016, she was promoted to Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture, during which time she helped manage the day-to-day operations of the office, providing oversight and administration for the many programs within the ministry.
“Tracy began her work with the county agricultural program in 2003 and has steadily assumed increasing responsibilities in the department’s programs over the past 18 years,” said Napa County Supervisory Board Chairman Alfredo Pedroza , in the ad. “I believe her experience in the program makes her an ideal candidate for the position.