The District 2 Team

Cherie McKee
Legislative Assistant

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Cherie was born and raised in Pittsburg, California and moved to San Luis Obispo to attend Cal Poly where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations. Cherie began her career with the County in 1990 and has held the positions of Deputy Clerk in Superior Court, Deputy Clerk of the Board, and Secretary to the Board of Supervisors. She took the position as the Legislative Assistant in 2007 when Supervisor Gibson took office. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends on the central coast, this beautiful place she calls home.

Mike Multari
Planning Commissioner

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Michael Multari was appointed to represent District 2 by Supervisor Bruce Gibson in December 2016. Mike served as the Community Development Director for the cities of Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo before co-founding Crawford Multari & Clark, Associates (CMCA), a consulting practice emphasizing planning, economics and policy assistance to public agencies in California. After leaving CMCA in 2000, Mike was the Executive Director of the Morro Bay National Estuary Program and later the Assistant Director of Facilities Planning and the Sustainability Coordinator at Cal Poly. He co-authored Guide to Local Government Finance in California (Solano Press, 2012) and has been an adjunct lecturer in Cal Poly’s City and Regional Planning Department for over 25 years. He has served on many boards and commissions including the City of San Luis Obispo Planning Commission and the Revenue Enhancement (Sales Tax) Oversight Commission. Mike earned a BA from Yale University and MPA from Princeton. He and his wife have lived on the Central Coast, first in Morro Bay and now in San Luis Obispo, since 1982. He currently teaches, writes and consults.

Pandora Nash-Karner
Parks Commissioner

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Pandora Nash-Karner is a marketing specialist and graphic designer with 30 years' experience working with a variety of national and regional clients. Her interest and work to preserve multi-use trails into MontaƱa de Oro led to her appointment to the San Luis Obispo County Park Commission in January 1991. Since then, she has been a strong advocate for parks and public open space. She has been instrumental in many Park successes, including: Countywide Easement Policy, Morros Specific Plan Advisory Committee, Trails Plan, Park and Rec Element of the County’s General Plan, Grand Jury Blue Ribbon Committee Report, Capps Memorial Grove, Los Osos Skatepark, working to ensure Diary Creek Golf Course was built, and many more.

Erwin Ohannesian
Civil Service Commissioner

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Erwin Ohannesian was appointed to the Civil Service Commission in January 2015. 
He and his wife Betty have resided in Cambria for seven years after moving to their part-time home there in 2007. He retired from the County of Fresno Public Works Department after 32 years as a Senior Civil Engineer. After his retirement, he was then employed as an engineering consultant for the County of Fresno, Public Works Department, Council of Governments (COG), and served on the California Advisory Council for the Federal Highway Program (1992-2006).

He was appointed and served on the City of Kingsburg Planning Commission for 32 years, with 20 years as Chairman (1975-2007).
In Cambria, he has served on the North Coast Advisory Council (NCAC) as Vice Chairman and chaired the Traffic & Transportation Committee.

He is currently serving as an Elder at The Community Presbyterian Church in Cambria since 2010.

Bill Garfinkel
District 2 Representative - Water Resources Advisory Committee

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Bill Garfinkel serves as the Board President for S&T Mutual Water Company. He moved to SLO County in 2001 and resides in Los Osos. He retired from Reliance Electric Co., as an industrial automation provider, after 36 years in various positions. He also served four (4) years on the Los Osos Community Advisory Council (LOCAC) and chaired the Citizens Advisory Council for the Los Osos Waste Water Project. He currently serves as the 2nd District representative on WRAC.