Ms. Nisich currently serves as the Assistant County Executive Officer for the County of Santa Barbara. She has been with the County of Santa Barbara since August 2002, beginning her service with theCounty as Parks Director. Terri also serves as the County’s Legislative Director and oversees the Public Health Department, Alcohol Drug and Mental Health Services, Social Services, Department of Child Support Services, First Five, Probation Department, and Governmental and University Relations.

Ms. Nisich also worked with the City of Santa Clarita for 15 years in various positions serving as department head of various departments, and Deputy City Manager. Throughout her career, her emphasis has been on strategic planning, community involvement, and team building. She has received numerous awards and recognition in the area of disaster planning and emergency response, strategic planning, community-based problem solving, and was recognized by the Municipal Management Association of California for outstanding contributions to the local government profession.

Terri serves on the Children’s Museum of Santa Barbara Board of Directors and is campaign chair for the United Way. She holds a bachelor’s degree in both Political Science and Economics from University of California, Santa Barbara, and a Master of Public Administration degree from California State University, Northridge, as well as Public Policy Certificate from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.


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