Serna, who was elected to the board of supervisors in 2010, is also currently the chair of the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District. He previously ran his own consulting firm and served as vice president of governmental affairs at the Home Builders Association of Northern California.
He will fill a seat created by Assembly Bill 146, 2012 legislation by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, D-Sacramento, that increased membership of the board to include someone representing air districts in the Sacramento region.
The 12-member regulatory board's duties include running the state's new cap-and-trade carbon market.
Serna won't receive compensation for the appointment, which must be approved by the state Senate.
Editor's note: This post has been updated to include Dickinson's legislation and reflect that the board now has 12 slots.
PHOTO CREDIT: Sacramento Supervisor Phil Serna speaks to the school board members about the culture in the Twin Rivers Police Dept. on Nov. 1, 201. Jose Luis Villegas/The Sacramento Bee