The Mendocino County of Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the appointment of Joseph A. Moreo as the County’s Agricultural Commissioner. Mr. Moreo previously served as the Agricultural Commissioner and Sealer of Weights and Measures for Modoc County. He joins Mendocino County with 35 years of experience in agriculture, and is an alumnus of Ohio State University and the former president of the Regional Association of Northern California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers.
Supervisor Dan Hamburg, representing the 5th District and current Board Chair, commented on Mr. Moreo’s appointment, “We are pleased to hire an Agricultural Commissioner with such a deep background in all of the varied aspects of this job. Mr. Moreo appreciates the importance of “hands on” management and the professional development of his staff.”
Commenting on his appointment, Mr. Moreo indicated his excitement to join the County of Mendocino: “I was drawn to work for Mendocino County as it begins the process of merging a traditional agricultural community with the emerging cannabis industry. I feel my years of experience will bring stability to an office facing huge changes in a rapidly shifting environment.”
Carre Brown, 1st District Supervisor and longtime member of the Mendocino County Farm Bureau stated “Mr. Moreo understands the critical role a diverse and productive Agricultural economy plays in our rural County. Mr. Moreo brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the job and we are excited to have him on board as our new Agricultural Commissioner.