Betsy Marchand served six terms on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors retiring in 1996. Her special interests and activities include water, land use, transportation, and health care. Betsy served as President of the State Board of Reclamation appointed by the Governor from 2001 until 2005.
She is a founding board member of the Yolo Basin Foundation, served for eleven years on the Tribal Gaming Commission at Cache Creek Casino Resort for the Yocha deHe Wintun Nation, and now serves as an advisor / consultant to the Yocha deHe Wintun Nation on local government and community matters.
Betsy is a member of a pioneer California family. She received a B.A. from Pomona College (Phi Beta Kappa) and an M.A. degree from Vanderbilt University where she was a Ford Foundation Fellow. She has taught high school in both Southern and Northern California. Betsy has received numerous awards for public service at the county and the state level.