The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District announced this week that Contra Costa County deputy district attorney Dominique Yancey will fill a recently vacated position on the fire board.
Yancey was appointed as a San Ramon Valley Fire board director Tuesday in the wake of the August resignation of Shawn Stark, who stepped down in order to take a job in Sacramento.
She will serve out the remainder of Stark's elected term, which is set to expire in November 2020. The remaining four board members opted to appoint a replacement following recruitment rather than call a special election to fill the vacancy.
"Although Director Stark is a big loss, Director Yancey is a welcome addition to our Fire Board and Team," said Paige Meyer, fire chief for the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District. "We are very lucky to have someone with her experience and leadership to serve on our Fire Board."
Yancey will be compensated at a rate of $105 per meeting, amounting to about $1,260 per year, according to Meyer.
Yancey, a San Ramon resident of over 26 years and a prosecutor for 30 years, has also served on the San Ramon Parks and Community Services Commission since 2004 and held the post of chairwoman in 2007 and 2012.
She's active in other local organizations as well, currently serving as a board member for Leadership San Ramon Valley and president of the One Hundred Club of Contra Costa County; she also belongs to the Rotary Club of San Ramon Valley, San Ramon Valley Exchange Club, Contra Costa County Sheriff's Possee and Dublin San Ramon Women's Club.
Yancey attained her B.A. in history from the University of Washington and Juris Doctorate from the McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific.