Governor Brown Appoints Nancy Miller to the Authority Board of Directors

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Today, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) Board of Directors Chair Dan Richard issued the following statement regarding the appointment of Nancy Miller, Esq. to the Authority’s Board of Directors.

“We thank Governor Brown for the appointment of Ms. Miller to the Authority Board of Directors. She possesses extensive legal and governmental expertise, and has demonstrated a dedication to public service throughout her career. I am sure that her contributions to California’s High-Speed Rail Program will be enormous,” said Richard.

Ms. Miller currently serves as Senior Counsel for Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai LLP (Public Law Group), with offices in Sacramento and the Bay Area. She has over 30 years of experience in providing legal services to numerous public agency and private clients, including cities, counties, local agency formation commissions, special districts, joint powers authorities, transportation commissions, and councils of governments.

She is the Chairman of the Judicial Selection Committee, U.S. District Court, Eastern District and she serves on the Board of Governors, University of California Hastings College of Law. She is also a member of the Sacramento County Bar Association, Court Funding Task Force, the Sacramento County Bar Association, Public Law Section, and the State Bar of California, Public Law Section, respectively. Prior to joining Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai, Ms. Miller was the President of Miller & Owen, a Sacramento law firm that provided legal services across California. From 2000-2010, Ms. Miller served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law teaching Local Government Law.

She is President of the California Commission on Autism Foundation and serves as a Board member for the California Citizen Compensation Commission, California Musical Theater, the KVIE Public Broadcasting Station and the Sacramento Federal Judicial Library and Learning Center Foundation.

Ms. Miller holds a BA from Stanford and a JD from University of California, Hastings College of Law.

Her compensation is $100 per diem not to exceed $500 in one calendar month, plus actual travel expenses incurred in attending to the business of the Authority. Her appointment fills the final vacant position on the Authority Board of Directors. There are now nine Board members and two ex-officio members.

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