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Third District Offices

Santa Barbara

105 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Phone: (805) 568-2192


1745 Mission Drive
Solvang, CA 93463
Phone: (805) 686-5095

Santa Maria

511 East Lakeside Parkway, Suite 111
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Phone: (805) 699-1140

Email Supervisor Joan Hartmann:

Chief of Staff, Jefferson Litten joins Supervisor Hartmann's team with experience in education, management, and non-profit leadership. As the Director of Energy and Climate programs for the Community Environmental Council (CEC), Jefferson led CEC's initiatives, promoting renewable energy, sustainable transportation, and energy efficiency solutions across the Central Coast.
Key subject areas: Energy, Water, and Economic Development

District Representatives

Gina Fischer joins Supervisor Hartmann's team with experience in political organizing and non-profit leadership, serving as the Director of Public Policy and Community Engagement at Planned Parenthood California Central Coast and as the Community Programs Manager for the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. Under her leadership, the Foodbank earned national recognition for creating innovative programs aimed at ending the childhood hunger crisis in America.
Key subject areas: Isla Vista, Goleta, and Scheduling

Elizabeth Farnum has lived in Santa Barbara County for almost 30 years and joins Supervisor Hartmann's team with experience in law, planning, and non-profits. Elizabeth has previously served as Assistant City Attorney in Lompoc, Deputy Counsel for the County of Santa Barbara, Third District Planning Commissioner, and most recently as District Representative for Supervisor Doreen Farr.
She also served on the board of several non-profits, including the Land Trust for Santa Barbara County, We Watch, The Fund for Santa Barbara, and Veggie Rescue.
Key subject areas: Santa Ynez Valley, Land Use, and Water

Alma Hernandez specializes in constituent services and community partnerships in the northern parts of the district, including: Guadalupe, Vandenberg Village, Casmalia and Tanglewood.
Alma's experience is working in rural, largely immigrant, communities developing leadership through cooperative efforts and placing community members at the forefront of decision-making processes. Alma served as Director of Guadalupe's Little House by the Park, where her focus was on promoting open, communal, multicultural and artistic spaces.
Key subject areas: North County including the unincorporated regions of Lompoc, Vandenberg Village, Casmalia, Tanglewood and the City of Guadalupe, Housing, Open Space and Trails, Family Services, and Communications