By Michael P. Neufeld
UPDATE: Tuesday, January 29 – 7:05 p.m.
San Bernardino, CA – Supervisors have approved Liz Harris’ contract as James Ramos field representative.
Harris will be responsible for keeping Supervisor Ramos informed of community needs and ongoing mountain projects.
“In choosing a field representative for the mountains,” Ramos stated in a media release issued after the contract was approved, “I wanted someone with knowledge of the issues facing these communities and someone who is dedicated to helping solve the needs of these residents.
“Liz is the right person to take on this task,” Ramos added. “She has been an active member in her community and has a strong understanding of the needs of its residents.”
Harris’ contract was approved 5-0 on a motion by Supervisor Ramos and a second by Supervisor Gary Ovitt.
San Bernardino, CA – Former Big Bear Mayor Liz Harris is getting back into politics.
On Tuesday, January 29, the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors will consider an employment contract with Harris to provide support services to Third District Supervisor James Ramos as a Community Services Liaison.
The contract — which calls for an annual cost of $38,875 (which includes $737 in benefits) — will actually be for $14,190 to cover the estimated current year expenditure. Ongoing costs will be included in the Third District’s 2013-14 Recommended Budget.
Liz Harris was first elected to the Big Bear Lake City Council in 2000 and served as mayor in 2003, 2004 and 2010. She decided not to seek reelection in November 2012.
She is a retired educator and moved to Big Bear Lake full-time in 1996.
Harris received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from San Diego State University and a Doctorate in Education Administration from Northern Arizona University.