Supervisor David Teeter, left, is recognized for his time as the Lassen County District 2 Supervisor during the Tuesday, Dec. 15 meeting. Supervisor Aaron Albaugh presents him with the proclamation and plaque. Photo submitted

County recognizes supervisor David Teeter for time on board

The Lassen County Board of Supervisors thanked David Teeter for his time serving as the District 2 Supervisor during its Tuesday, Dec. 15 meeting.

Teeter was elected to the role in June 2016 and sworn in January 2017, acting as board chairman for 2020. His term expires in Jan. 4.

During his time on the board, Teeter served on numerous committees during his time as a supervisor, including the Behavioral Health Advisory Board, the Honey Lake Valley Recreation Authority, the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo), the Lassen County Transportation Commission, the Lassen Transit Services Agency, the Lassen-Plumas-Sierra Community Action Agency, the PSA 2 AAA Planning and Service Area 2- Area Agency on Aging Board, the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), the Golden State Finance Authority and the Lassen County Children and Families First Commission, according to the proclamation.

“Teeter has been an active member in his community as both a small business owner and a county supervisor, even participating in Dancing For A Brand New Me in 2018 with his partner and police officer Terra Avilla,” read the proclamation.

“Teeter was instrumental in building consensus regarding cannabis regulation and providing a voice for small business owners within the county,” the proclamation continued.

During the meeting, community members spoke about Teeter.

“David, I’ve got to say, you are, if not the most intelligent, one of the most intelligent supervisors I’ve ever worked with. By far the most articulate, and it has been and honor and privilege to serve with you. You have done a tremendous job of representing the county,” said supervisor Aaron Albaugh adding how hard Teeter worked on all the commissions he served on.

Health and Social Services Director Barbara Longo also spoke on Teeter’s time on the board, and shared a memorable journey they once shared to a meeting.

“It’s been a wonderful four years,” she said.

Local business owner Curtis Bortle also commented saying it would be hard to find a politician who serves the community better than Teeter does.

“Your presence on the board is going to be missed,” Bortle said.

Supervisor Chris Gallagher also commented on Teeter’s term on the board, recounting his effort and success against the California Prison Industry Authority.

“For politicians to get involved and make something really happen, it doesn’t always occur,” Gallagher said.

Supervisor Jeff Hemphill also thanked him for his time and friendship, and supervisor Tom Hammond recounted how they didn’t start off on the best foot, but ended up being able to work well together.