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Board of Supervisors Department

For Immediate Release

Board of Supervisors Anticipates Appointing Jerry Threet as Director for Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach

Santa Rosa,CA | March 02, 2016

Jerry Threet 219The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors anticipates the appointment of Jerry Threet as the Director of the newly established Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach (IOLERO) at their upcoming March 15, 2016 Board meeting. Mr. Threet was selected from a recruitment that attracted 40 highly qualified candidates from across the country following an extensive candidate selection and interview process.

“I am very excited to welcome Mr. Threet as Director of the Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review and Outreach,” said Board of Supervisors Chair Efren Carrillo. “This position is critical to the implementation of the Community and Local Law Enforcement (CALLE) Task Force recommendations for the independent review of Sonoma County law enforcement, improved transparency and collaborative efforts to improve relations between the community and law enforcement.” 

Impressed by its friendly community and natural beauty, Mr. Threet and his family moved to Sonoma County last year. He has spent the last 11 years as a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Francisco. As a Deputy City Attorney in San Francisco, he worked on the Neighborhood & Resident Safety Division, the Affirmative Litigation Task Force, and served as General Counsel to the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force. His duties included enforcing local health and safety codes, protecting consumers, residents, employees, and businesses from illegal business practices; and helping ensure that city departments complied with public records and public meetings laws. “My entire professional career has been focused on ensuring that government provides fairness and justice for ordinary people and is as transparent as possible. I will continue to work toward those same goals in this new position,” said Threet.

In 2000, Mr. Threet managed the successful political campaign of a neighborhood activist, helping elect Jake McGoldrick county supervisor for the Richmond District of San Francisco and served as Mr. McGoldrick’s chief of staff during his first four years as County Supervisor. Prior to 2000, he completed a clerkship with the presiding judge of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, served as a Litigation Attorney assigned to the Antitrust Division of the US Department of Justice, and as a contract attorney with the Northern California U.S. Attorney’s Office where his work included class action racial discrimination litigation

Mr. Threet is a graduate of the University of Texas Liberal Arts Plan II Honors Program with high honors in 1983, Mr. Threet received a joint degree in Law and Public Policy from the University of Texas in 1988.

As Director, Mr. Threet will launch the newly established IOLERO Office, developing a work plan that includes the creation of a citizen’s advisory board and youth council. He will work closely with the Sheriff’s Office on improving relationships and trust through transparency and community engagement. 

Threet has also served as volunteer president of the Harvey Milk Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Democratic Club, member of the San Francisco Green County Council, member of the Berkeley Public Works Commission, President of the Board of Directors of the Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco, and has volunteered his time for multiple organizations serving disadvantaged communities.

Threet is married to Seth Ubogy, and they have two daughters, aged 5 and 7. He and his family reside in Sebastopol.

The community is invited to welcome the new Director at a public meet and greet on April 25th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in the Rotunda, at 3313 Chanate Road, Santa Rosa. Details to follow.


Contact Information

Public Information Office, County Administrator's Office
County of Sonoma
(707) 565-3040