Three appointed to Lassen County Fair Advisory Board

Three appointments will help fill the vacant seats on the Lassen County Fair Advisory Board.

On Tuesday, the Lassen County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Christina Rose, Claudio A. Bustamante and Tim Ochotorena to fill the District 2, District 3 and District 5 vacancies, respectively.

According to Rose’s application for the board, she has spent 26 years in education as a teacher, also serving as an academy director, senior project coordinator, advocate, coach and on various councils and committees.

“The Lassen County Fair is one of the greatest events offered in our county. I have attended the fair everyday since I was a very young child. I would be so honored to help make it continue for years,” Rose wrote in the application.

Bustamante has also served on multiple boards in the past, including the Sheriff’s Posse and the 4-H council, adding he is very familiar with how the fair works.

“I have a deep desire to see to that the fair is a success. I believe in the future of our kids and county,” Bustamante wrote.

For District 5, the board appointed Ochotorena, a local businessesman who has been working with the community for more than 35 years. In the application, Ochotorena wrote he is a 4-H leader, Little League baseball coach, in addition to being part of the Sheriff’s Posse and the Elk’s.

He desired to serve on the board to give back and invest in the community.

During the meeting, the board also discussed the possibility of adding some alternate fair advisory board members to ensure the board would remain full for meetings — an idea supported by the new Lassen County Fair Manager, Kaitlyn Downing.

County Administrative Officer Richard Egan noted county counsel would have to look into the matter.

The appointments were unanimously approved during the Jan. 19 meeting.