The Board of Supervisors announced Tuesday the interim appointment of Wendy Chaitin to the position of county counsel.
Chaitin has been with the office for more than 16 years, 12 of which as assistant county counsel, a news release stated.
She graduated from New York University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and from Vermont School of Law, J.D., cum laude, in 1980.
Chaitin has long-term experience with the county and has successfully handled litigation resulting in favorable outcomes in every case, saving the county thousands of dollars, the news release continued.
Her “many years of legal experience in county government should prove to be a great asset to Humboldt County and its citizens,” the release stated.
Her appointment will be effective Sunday.