Serving as your Placer County District 5 Supervisor Since 2019
Supporting, Protecting, and Working for the Residents and Communities of District 5
“Since 1983, I have been so very fortunate to have lived, worked, recreated, and raised my family in District 5 of Placer County. I have had the opportunity to work with residents and officials throughout the County in a variety of volunteer and professional capacities. Our District 5 is by far the largest (80% of the County’s geography) and has the greatest number of distinct communities, and individual local government agencies, and non-profits working for the residents. District 5 is blessed with amazing natural resources from the foothills to the High Sierra. It is truly a great honor to work for residents and businesses spanning from the edge of Newcastle all the way to Tahoe to address the unique challenges we face.”
About Cindy Gustafson
Mission & Values
I believe in public service and the commitment it takes to make our communities better for all. Since moving to Placer County as a young adult, I committed to many volunteer efforts and built a career around my beliefs that democracy requires public involvement. In April 2019, I was appointed to serve as your Placer County Supervisor, District 5. I was then elected to the seat in March of 2020. I feel very fortunate to live, work and serve in Placer County. For more than 40 years, it’s the place I’ve raised my family and feel lucky to call home.
District 5 is the largest and most diverse District in the County, spanning from Newcastle eastward to the High Sierras. All of our communities have incredible natural resources, and strong, identifiable communities. Our District’s needs are complex and require a collaborative approach. I have remained registered as No Party Preference and work hard to represent all constituents. Throughout my career and now more than ever, I see a need to work in a bipartisan way that allows me to truly be a problem solver. I have maintained positive working relationships with elected officials from both political parties in order to best serve local needs. It is an honor to work on behalf of our residents to address our challenges.
Addressing the critical danger of catastrophic wildfire by promoting forest health, firesafe communities, ensuring emergency preparedness for evacuations, and advocating for reasonable fire insurance for all residents in District 5.
Supporting our Placer County Sheriff, Probation, and District Attorney is critical to providing safety and security for the residents of Placer County.
Ensuring that County government is responsive to its residents’ needs, and deploys resources efficiently and fairly across the County
Ensuring adequate resources for our first responders and improving fire safety for our residents.
Seeking and supporting local housing solutions, ranging from affordable to the missing middle, through collaborative partnerships with nonprofits, governmental agencies, and the private sector.
Supporting economic sustainability and balanced growth that enhances our communities and our rural areas.
Advocating for transportation improvements including: highway and roadway safety projects; increased transit and micro-transit; increased rail service throughout the I80 corridor; adding EV infrastructure; better enforcement of speed limits; and complete streets programs for trails, sidewalks, and bicycle mobility.
Increasing the County’s efforts with our partners on the conservation of open space, stewardship, and enhanced public access throughout our region.