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Maderan receives state recognition in public service

For The Madera Tribune

Nick Salinas Madera County Chief of Staff to Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Robert Poythress, second from right, receives his California State Association of Counties California County Senior Executive Credential certificate earlier this month. It’s the highest educational milestone one can earn from CSAC.


Madera County District No. 3 Chief of Staff Nick Salinas has been recognized by the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) by receiving his California County Senior Executive Credential.

The credential is earned by completing a rigorous 80 hour course, focused around leadership in local government. It is the highest educational milestone that one can earn from CSAC.

Salinas began his professional career at Wells Fargo Bank in Madera. During his tenure, he found a passion in public service by way of his involvement with the Madera Downtown Association, the Madera Chamber of Commerce and Sunrise Rotary.

In 2015, he accepted a role within the City of Madera’s Redevelopment Agency led by Jim Taubert. In 2019, he accepted his current role as Madera County Chief of Staff to Chairman of the Madera County Board of Supervisors, Robert Poythress. Currently, Salinas leads the charge in various current initiatives including; homelessness, affordable housing, state grant advocacy, transportation, and is part of the public information team.

Salinas currently serves on the Madera County Homeless Alliance, Madera County Mosquito and Vector Control District, Central Valley Opportunity Center, Madera Downtown Association, Madera County Courthouse Park Restoration Committee, Madera Noon Rotary, Chairman of the Old Timers’ Day Parade, and is the acting director of the Madera County Art’s Authority.

He is also currently working towards earning his Masters in Public Administration at California State University San Bernardino. Recently, CSAC entered into partnership with CSUSB to offer their very first MPA cohort program exclusively for senior leaders in county government.

“I’m not certain as to what my future holds, but I am simply looking to best position myself to fill whatever need in arises in our community,” Salinas said.

Salinas shared that his greatest accomplishment is his family. He gives much accreditation to his wife of six years, Courtney, who takes care of their family during the early mornings, and long nights. Salinas shared he enjoys weekend vacations with his family, golfing, barbecuing, and hosting family and friends.


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