SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblymember Gregg Hart recognized Terri Maus-Nisich today with the 2023 California Woman Making Herstory award. This award was given out as part of the Legislature's celebration of Women's History Month. Each March, the Legislature recognizes the incredible achievements and contributions of women leaders statewide.
Maus-Nisich has served as the Assistant County Executive Officer for the County of Santa Barbara since 2006. In this role, Maus-Nisich has led the County through difficult times and touched countless lives. Most recently, Maus-Nisich helped oversee the County's COVID-19 response and recovery efforts, in addition to spearheading the County's work to end homelessness. Maus-Nisich also supervised the Emergency Operations Center during many local emergencies, coordinated the County's health and human services agencies, and developed strong partnerships with organizations throughout our region. Completing an impactful career in public service, Maus-Nisich is retiring from the County of Santa Barbara this month.
"As County Supervisor, I worked closely with Terri Maus-Nisich to respond to the needs of our community," said Hart. "Time and time again, Terri has gone above and beyond to advance innovative solutions to our most vexing challenges. An inspiration to us all, Terri has made Herstory."
"It is an honor to receive this recognition from Assemblymember Gregg Hart, as he played an incredible leadership role in the County during our response to COVID-19 and consistently supported the needs of the most vulnerable in our communities," said Maus-Nisich. "His unique and in-depth understanding of the work occurring locally makes this recognition truly special."
Maus-Nisich was joined at the Capitol today by her husband, Tony Nisich, and her son, Erick Nisich.
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