Angelina Cook Endorsed by Sierra Forward
Twenty years ago, Angelina Cook put down roots In McCloud, Siskiyou County where she has established herself as a strong and knowledgeable advocate for healthy communities and watersheds. Through dedication and perseverance, Angelina has become aware of political obstacles to reviving economies in historic timber towns and underserved rural areas.
In 2020, she stepped up to take a more proactive approach to governance and ran for County Supervisor. She is running again in 2024 to be County Supervisor in District 1.
In the face of warming temperatures, sustainable water management is one of the region’s most critical issues. As such, Angelina has assisted in multiple efforts to avoid the depletion, privatization, and mismanagement of Mount Shasta water. During closure of the lumber mills in the early 1990’s, the water bottling industry arrived in Siskiyou County, where officials revised the county’s water ordinance to enable unlimited and unmonitored extraction and export of Shasta water. Angelina joined local efforts that successfully prevented construction of the world’s largest water bottling plant in the tiny town of McCloud and encouraged Weed to maintain control of their historic water rights.
Angelina has a master’s degree in international environmental policy, serves on the boards of multiple non-profit organizations, and assists in coordinating the region’s primary watershed collaboration. She has developed curriculum and taught at College of the Siskiyous and is currently employed as a restoration associate facilitating salmon recovery in Northern California’s once regal rivers. Angelina also serves as the community member-at-large alternate on Siskiyou County’s Local Area Formation Commission (LAFCo).
Since her campaign in 2020 Angelina has gained additional skills, knowledge, and networks needed to navigate barriers to progress, and represent common interests in decision-making, to make local government more efficient, more effective, and more transparent.