Jim Provenza

I am honored to serve as your Yolo County Supervisor. My priorities are to preserve and protect open space and farm land in Yolo County; to promote services for seniors, children, crime victims, and the disabled; and to assure that Yolo County is able to provide essential law enforcement services and public safety protection.

I have over 35 years of state and local government experience, and a long career in public interest law. For the past 23 years, I have worked as a special assistant district attorney.

I was born in Buffalo, New York in 1955. My family moved to San Diego, California in 1959 where I resided until 1968. From 1968 until I left for College, I lived in Camarillo, CA in Ventura County. I then attended UC Santa Barbara, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science in 1977. Following that, I earned my law degree in 1980 from UC Davis. I am a member of the California State Bar Association.

After law school, I returned to Santa Barbara, where I worked as the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Foundation of Santa Barbara County, managing countywide programs providing legal representation to victims of domestic violence, consumer fraud and civil rights violations.  I also directed an elderly project.  In 1988, my family and I moved to Sacramento, where I began working as the managing attorney for Legal Services of Northern California, representing victims of housing discrimination in federal civil rights actions.

Then, from 1989-1992, I served as counsel to Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Bill Lockyer. I wrote California’s hate crime law and legislation related to the reform of the criminal justice system. I later served as chief counsel to the Assembly Public Safety Committee, where I conducted an investigation of medical conditions for AIDS patients at Vacaville Prison. Soon after, I was hired to represent The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office at the state capitol. I returned to Davis in 1994 with my family.

I first entered public office in 2003 as a Member of the Davis Joint Unified Board of Education. I served as President of the Board of Education from 2006-2007. During my time on the Board, I supported excellence in education for all our students, advocated for special needs children, and helped the Davis School District revamp budgeting systems to ensure continued quality education.

Throughout the years, I’ve worked hard to build coalitions and promote collaboration, even among those with different points of view.

I currently reside in Davis with my wife, Donna, a retired sociology professor. Donna’s mother, Rose Calabria, also lives with us at our home in Mace Ranch. We have two children and 2 granddaughters. Our daughter, Jennifer, is a 2001 graduate of Davis High School. She graduated from New York University and is currently working as a mom and as a college instructor.  Our son, James, graduated in 2006 from Davis High School. He received his BA from California College of Arts and is currently a senior designer at the California Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco.

I am interested in your thoughts, concerns, and questions, and I value your participation in Yolo County government. I hope to see you around town in Davis and in District 4. I hold regular office hours at my district office in Davis at 600 A Street, and welcome you to visit.

Speaking at Assembly Meeting




You may contact my District 4 Office as follows:

Supervisor Jim Provenza at jim.provenza@yolocounty.org or 530-757-5554.

Deputy Supervisor Richard Reed at richard.reed@yolocounty.org
or 530-757-5555.

Assistant Deputy Sandra Rodriguez at sandra.rodriguez@yolocounty.org
 or 530- 757-5553

Yolo Healthy Aging Alliance program manager Sheila Allen, RN, PhD at sheila.allen@yolocounty.org

My Davis Office is located at: 600 A Street, Suite C, Davis, CA 95616

My Woodland Office is located at: 625 Court Street, Room #204, Woodland, CA 95695

My Board of Supervisor assignments to Yolo County Advisory Boards, Committees, Commissions, and Councils are as follows:


Ad hoc

Aging & Adult Services (Chair)
Community Service Action Board

IHSS Advisory Board

Library Advisory Board

Local Mental Health Board

Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health

Art in Public Places

County Debt

UCD Governmental Relations
Davis 2x2

Davis Joint Unified School District 2X2
Community Corrections Partnership

Criminal Justice Cabinet

First 5 Yolo (Chair)

Davis Redevelopment Successor
IHSS Public Authority

Yolo County Children's Alliance
Yolo Natural Heritage Program

2015 Legislative Advocacy

Conaway Implementation (Delta &Water Issues)
Children's Movement

Delta Policy Issues

Family Violence

South Davis Library


Regional State

Area 4 Agency on Aging
Delta Counties Coalition
Yolo Bypass Working Group
Yolo-Solano Air District

Delta Conservancy Board

Delta Protection Commission (Alt)

CSAC Board of Directors

CSAC Committees:

-Administration of Justice

Special districts

Davis Cemetery District
E. Davis Fire District
No-Mans Land Fire Dist
El Macero CSA
Willowbank CSA # 12
Rec. Dist 2068

Para información en español por favor de contactar a:

Sandra Rodriguez
Assistant Deputy
(530) 666-8235 o (530) 757-5553