Former Riverside County Supervisor Kay Ceniceros Passes Away

The first woman ever appointed to the Riverside County Board of Supervisors has died. Kay Ceniceros was 81 years old.

A lifelong trailblazer, Ceniceros Became the first woman to sit on the county’s Planning Commission before she was elected supervisor. She held the District Three seat from 1981 to 1996.

Ceniceros represented the Board on a number of committees including the California State Association of Counties, the Southern California Association of Governments, and the Western Riverside Council of Governments.

“Kay Ceniceros’ expertise in planning and land use helped shape the County of Riverside into the modern, developed region that we see today,” said Supervisor Chuck Washington, who now holds her old seat. “She is warmly remembered as a resolute leader and a compassionate advocate by the Third District communities that she served.”

Ceniceros is survived by her husband, three children, and six grandchildren.

Read more at NBC News.




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